We’re looking forward to the long-awaited League One Play-offs semi-final battle between Edinburgh City and Elgin City on Tuesday. As they’ve both progressed this far, and with the prize for the winners of the tie being an appearance in the final, this looks set to be a thrilling encounter.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Edinburgh City v Elgin City including the latest game odds.
Edinburgh City will be looking for another win after the 0-1 League One Play-offs triumph vs Elgin City.
The only scorer from Edinburgh City was Josh Campbell (45').
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Edinburgh City have taken part. Breaking down the goal split during this period, their opponents scored a total of 5 while The Citizens managed a tally of 5.
The stats tell the story, and Elgin City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals overall. Defensively, The Black and Whites certainly have room for improvement. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs stretching back to 09/11/2019 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Elgin City. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Edinburgh City have been dominant against them, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 for The Citizens and 2 belonging to The Black and Whites . The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
Team News: Edinburgh City
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Edinburgh City boss Gary Naysmith to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Kelby Mason (Knock) misses out.
Team News: Elgin City
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, Elgin City boss Gavin Price does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Elgin City will have their work cut out to hit the back of the net against this Edinburgh City side who should just have the edge.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Edinburgh City at the end of this one.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ainslie Park Stadium (3,534)
Captain: Craig Thomson
Chairman: Jim Brown
Manager: Gary Naysmith
Competitions: League Two position 2, League One Play-offs (Semi Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Josh Campbell
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Josh Campbell was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Edinburgh City in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.