Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The League Two clash at Central Park on Saturday sees home side Cowdenbeath welcome Forfar Athletic.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Cowdenbeath v Forfar Athletic match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Cowdenbeath will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-1 League Two loss in their previous game against Albion Rovers.
The only player to score from Cowdenbeath was Ross Clarke (45'). Max Wright (21') and Kyle Doherty (82') scored for Albion Rovers.
It’s not been often in recent games that Cowdenbeath have shown defensive steel. In fact, Cowdenbeath have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, of course.
Their past results show that Cowdenbeath:
- have not registered a win against Forfar Athletic in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Stirling Albion in League Two action, Forfar Athletic and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Dylan Bikey (81') was the scorer for Stirling Albion.
Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes involving Forfar Athletic, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for The Loons being 0.83.
Taking a look at their past results, Forfar Athletic:
- have not been beaten by Cowdenbeath when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs stretching back to 23/02/2016 reveals that these encounters have not been happy ones for Cowdenbeath. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas Forfar Athletic have been superior, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 27 in total which averages out at 4.5 goals per meeting.
Team News: Cowdenbeath
The Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Forfar Athletic
In an otherwise available squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Forfar Athletic gaffer Gary Irvine to be concerned about. Darren Whyte (Knock) won’t be in action.
We feel that over the course of the game, Cowdenbeath might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Forfar Athletic side who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Forfar Athletic at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Central Park (4,309)
Captain: Craig Barr
Chairman: Donald Findlay
Manager: Gary Bollan
Competitions: League Two position 10, Challenge Cup (Second round)
⭐ Key Player: Liam Buchanan
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Liam Buchanan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Cowdenbeath in the 2002 - 2003 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in the League Two 2021 - 2022 season so far in 6 appearances.