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The League One tie at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday sees home team Edinburgh City prepare for the visit of opponents, Cove Rangers.
All Edinburgh City v Cove Rangers game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Edinburgh City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 5-2 League One losing effort in their last game against Montrose.
For Edinburgh City, goals were scored by Lee Hamilton (61') and Danny Handling (81'). Aidan Quinn (17'), Miller Thomson (28', 45'), Kane Hester (37') and Blair Lyons (62') scored for Montrose.
It has been seldom in recent times where Edinburgh City have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Edinburgh City have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 19 goals in the process. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Ahead of this clash, Edinburgh City are without a home win in the past 8 league matches. Something needs to change.
In their previous fixture, Cove Rangers drew 2-2 in the League One match with Kelty Hearts.
The only name on the scoresheet from Cove Rangers was Mitch Megginson (39', 52'). Adam Corbett (3') and Billy Owens (35') scored for Kelty Hearts.
Looking at their form, and Cove Rangers have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. At the back, Cove Rangers have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League Two match day 25 on 15/02/2020 when the final score was Cove Rangers 2-1 Edinburgh City.
The referee was Peter Stuart.
Team News: Edinburgh City
The Edinburgh City boss Alan Maybury has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Cove Rangers
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there is only the one fitness worry for the Cove Rangers gaffer Paul Hartley to contend with. Fraser Fyvie (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing here.
When taking everything into account, Edinburgh City will need to put in a solid display to find the net against this Cove Rangers team who we reckon should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning margin for Cove Rangers at full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Meadowbank Stadium (1,280)
Captain: Liam Fontaine
Chairman: John Dickson
Manager: Alan Maybury
Competitions: League One position 10
🔑 Star Player: Innes Murray
Customarily used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Innes Murray was born in Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Stenhousemuir in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.