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Stranraer head to Bayview Stadium on Saturday for the League Two game with home side East Fife.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for East Fife v Stranraer are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
East Fife enter this fixture following on from a 1-1 League Two drawn match against Stenhousemuir.
The only name on the scoresheet from East Fife was Alan Trouten (15'). Matty Yates (61') scored for Stenhousemuir.
It has been seldom in recent times that East Fife haven’t conceded. The reality is that East Fife have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals during that time. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that East Fife:
- are unbeaten in the league by Stranraer in their previous 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Since being beaten in their last game against Albion Rovers in League Two competition, Stranraer and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Charlie Reilly (45', 56'), Joe Bevan (48') and Callum Wilson (54') scored for Albion Rovers.
The stats tell the story, and Stranraer have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. At the back, Stranraer seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Analysis of their past results shows that Stranraer:
- have left without a victory over East Fife in away games against them for the last 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 9 league games. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 26/01/2019 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Stranraer. They have not been able to come away with any wins at all whereas East Fife have simply been better than them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 25 in all which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
Team News: East Fife
The East Fife manager Greig McDonald has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Stranraer
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Stranraer manager Jamie Hamill to be concerned with. Paul Woods (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We feel that Stranraer are likely to get a goal against this East Fife team, however it possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 victory for East Fife by the conclusion of the game. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bayview Stadium (1,980)
Captain: Stewart Murdoch
Chairman: Jim Stevenson
Manager: Greig McDonald
Competitions: League Two position 4
🔑 Star Man: Ryan Schiavone
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Ryan Schiavone was born in Chatham, England. After having made a senior debut playing for East Fife in the 2022 - 2023 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 5 league goals in the League Two 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 14 appearances.