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Ayr United play host to visiting opponents Dunfermline Athletic at Somerset Park in this Championship fixture on Saturday.
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Ayr United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-3 Championship loss in their previous game against Dundee.
Jonathan Afolabi (74') and Paul McGowan (87') scored for Dundee.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Ayr United have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that The Honest Men have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals in the process.
Their past results show that Ayr United:
- have not been beaten in the league by Dunfermline Athletic in their last 3 matches.
- have not registered a win against Dunfermline Athletic in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Previously, Dunfermline Athletic drew 0-0 in the Championship match with Hearts.
The forward players for Dunfermline Athletic have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous 6 clashes, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Pars have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 10. Such a pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this match, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Dunfermline Athletic:
- have not lost to Ayr United in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 10 league matches. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 29/03/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Ayr United winning 2 of those games, Dunfermline Athletic 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 8 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from The Honest Men and 4 coming from The Pars. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Championship match day 14 on 23/01/2021 when it ended Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Ayr United.
The referee was Don Robertson.
Team News: Ayr United
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Ayr United gaffer David Hopkin to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Craig Moore (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t play.
Team News: Dunfermline Athletic
Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford has some current player fitness concerns. Paul Watson (Knock), Lewis Martin (Calf Injury) and Ryan Dow (torn tendon) are not ready for selection.
We’ve got the feeling that Dunfermline Athletic and Ayr United could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-0 scoreline after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Somerset Park (10,185)
Captain: Jack Baird
Chairman: Lachlan Cameron
Manager: David Hopkin
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Player: Tom Walsh
Usually deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Tom Walsh was born in Irvine, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Rangers in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.