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Forfar Athletic meet away team East Fife at Station Park in the League One fixture on Saturday.
Our Forfar Athletic v East Fife tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Forfar Athletic will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-0 League One defeat last time out to Clyde.
David Goodwillie (18', 44') and Craig Howie (51') scored for Clyde.
It has been seldom in recent times where Forfar Athletic have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that The Loons have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals on the way. Historical results aside, time will tell whether such a trend shall be replicated here in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Forfar Athletic:
- have not registered a win against East Fife in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 9 league matches. No joy for the home fans.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Dumbarton in League One competition, East Fife and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from East Fife was Ross Dunlop (90'). Ryan McGeever (3') and Adam Frizzell (68') scored for Dumbarton.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Darren Young's East Fife have turned their attacks into goals 5 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Going into this one, East Fife haven't been beaten by Forfar Athletic in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 02/03/2019 shows that Forfar Athletic have won 2 of them & East Fife 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them from The Loons and 8 being from The Fife. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was League One match day 9 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of East Fife 2-0 Forfar Athletic.
The referee was Peter Stuart.
Team News: Forfar Athletic
Darren Whyte (Knock) and Michael Travis (Knock) won’t be available for Forfar boss Stuart Malcolm.
Team News: East Fife
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from, East Fife manager Darren Young does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
In our opinion, Forfar Athletic will need to push hard to score goals against this East Fife side who we think will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for East Fife when all is said and done.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Station Park (6,777)
Captain: Michael Travis
Chairman: Scott Murdie
Manager: Stuart Malcolm
Competitions: League One position 10, Scottish Cup (Fourth Round)
🔑 Star Player: Jordan Allan
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jordan Allan was born in Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Airdrie United in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.