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The League Two match at Ainslie Park Stadium on Saturday will see home side Spartans go up against opponents East Fife.
Our Spartans v East Fife predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Spartans go into this game following on from a 2-2 League Two tied result vs Forfar Athletic.
For Spartans, goals were scored by Michael Allan (28'), Blair Henderson (43') and Kieran Watson (52' Own goal). Seb Ross (25') scored for Forfar Athletic.
It has not been often in recent games where Spartans haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Spartans have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 6 goals during that time.
East Fife will come into the match following a 2-0 League Two win with the defeat of Clyde in their most recent outing.
For East Fife, the goals were scored by Scott Shepherd (14') and Alan Trouten (72').
For 5 of the prior six games involving East Fife, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a meagre 1.67, with the average goals for The Fife being 0.83. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained here, however.
Team News: Spartans
The Spartans boss Dougie Samuel will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this game with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: East Fife
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the East Fife boss Greig McDonald doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We’re thinking that East Fife are capable enough to get a goal against this Spartans team, although that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Spartans at the end of this one. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ainslie Park Stadium (3,612)
Captain: Kevin Waugh
Chairman: Craig Graham
Manager: Dougie Samuel
Competitions: League Two position 6
🔑 Star Player: Jamie Dishington
Typically played in the Right Wing position, Jamie Dishington was born in Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Spartans in the 2023 - 2024 season, the skilful Forward has struck 3 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 season so far in 6 appearances.