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The Championship game at Somerset Park on Saturday sees hosts Ayr United welcome guests Dunfermline Athletic.
Our tips, poll and stats for Ayr United v Dunfermline Athletic can all be found here (including the best match odds).
Ayr United will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 0-2 Championship defeat last time out to Raith Rovers.
Ethon Varian (14') and Dario Zanatta (25') scored for Raith Rovers.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Ayr United have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Ayr United have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals on the way. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might be sustained in this next game.
Pre-game facts show that Ayr United:
- haven't lost in the league to Dunfermline Athletic in their last 4 matches.
- haven't beaten Dunfermline Athletic in their last 3 matches in the league.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Elgin City in Challenge Cup competition, Dunfermline Athletic and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Illustrating their fondness for productive matches, goals have been celebrated 23 times in the last 6 games in which Dunfermline Athletic have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 17 of these goals.
Taking a look at their past results, Dunfermline Athletic:
- haven't won against Ayr United in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not lost to Ayr United in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 19/10/2019 tells us that Ayr United have won 1 of these & Dunfermline Athletic 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
In all, 9 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from The Honest Men and 5 netted by The Pars. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Championship match day 24 on 10/04/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Ayr United 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic.
The match was refereed by Greg Aitken.
Team News: Ayr United
The Ayr United boss David Hopkin has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash with a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Dunfermline Athletic
In an otherwise available group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Dunfermline Athletic gaffer Peter Grant to be concerned with. Lewis Martin (Calf Injury) misses out for this game.
We think that Ayr United may not find it easy to score against this Dunfermline Athletic outfit who we think will score & stay on top.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Dunfermline Athletic at the conclusion of the game.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Somerset Park (10,185)
Captain: Sean McGinty
Chairman: David Smith
Manager: David Hopkin
Competitions: Championship position 9, Challenge Cup (Second round)