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Peterhead are the guests at Bayview Stadium on Thursday for the League One fixture with hosts East Fife.
Our tips, poll and stats for East Fife v Peterhead can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
East Fife will be looking for another win after the 2-1 League One success versus Dumbarton.
For East Fife, the scorers were Aaron Dunsmore (28') and Aaron Steele (67'). Paul-Joseph Crossan (80') scored for Dumbarton.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where East Fife have been involved. Opposing sides scored 9 times in this period while The Fife totted up 9.
Heading into this fixture, East Fife are undefeated in their previous 14 home league matches. It really has been a fortress.
Peterhead will go into the meeting after a 3-0 League One win to beat Clyde in their most recent fixture.
For Peterhead, the scorers were Scott Brown (54') and Hamish Ritchie (56', 73').
Throughout their six previous matches, Jim McInally's Peterhead have seen their goal attempts be successful 6 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.
Their previous form shows that Peterhead:
- have not beaten East Fife 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
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/07/2017 shows us that East Fife have won 3 of them & Peterhead 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them for The Fife and 6 created by The Blue Toon . The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was League One match day 17 on 17/04/2021 when it finished East Fife 2-1 Peterhead.
The referee was Lloyd Wilson.
Team News: East Fife
East Fife manager Darren Young has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Peterhead
Peterhead boss Jim McInally has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Gary Fraser (Knee Injury), Ryan Conroy (Ankle Injury) and Alan Cook (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
When taking everything into account, Peterhead will need to push hard to put one past this East Fife team who we think will likely score one, at least.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 1-0 winning margin for East Fife when all is said and done.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bayview Stadium (1,980)
Captain: Kevin Smith
Chairman: Jim Stevenson
Manager: Darren Young
Competitions: League One position 6
⭐ Key Man: Kevin Smith
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Kevin Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Wrexham in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season so far in 16 appearances.