The League Two game at Ochilview Park on Saturday sees home side Stenhousemuir fighting it out with opponents Cowdenbeath.
View all of the Stenhousemuir v Cowdenbeath predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
Stenhousemuir will be hoping to bounce back here after a 5-1 League Two defeat in their last game at the hands of Annan Athletic.
The only scorer from Stenhousemuir was Mark McGuigan (7'). Nathan Flanagan (8'), Tony Wallace (10', 27'), Aidan Smith (72') and Darren Christie (91') scored for Annan Athletic.
Over their prior 6 games, Davie Irons's Stenhousemuir have found the net a combined total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
In their previous fixture, Cowdenbeath drew 0-0 in the League Two match with Brechin City.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Cowdenbeath has been fairly consistent recently. Examining their last 6 games shows that it has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 9 and The Blue Brazil have scored 2.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 27/07/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Stenhousemuir winning 2 of those games, Cowdenbeath 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 for The Warriors and 9 for The Blue Brazil. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league meeting between these clubs was League Two match day 13 on 08/04/2021 when it finished Stenhousemuir 1-0 Cowdenbeath.
The match was refereed by Lorraine Watson.
Team News: Stenhousemuir
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Stenhousemuir boss Davie Irons to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Graeme Smith (Knee Injury) misses out.
Team News: Cowdenbeath
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan to contend with. Ross Clarke (Ankle Surgery) won’t be in action.
Our assessment is that Cowdenbeath will surely be able to get a goal against this Stenhousemuir team, although it may not be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 win for Stenhousemuir at the end of the match. Hopefully this is a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ochilview Park (3,746)
Captain: Callum Tapping
Chairman: Iain McMenemy
Manager: Davie Irons
Competitions: League Two position 6
⭐ Key Player: Botti Biabi
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Botti Biabi was born in London, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Falkirk in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.