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The League One match at Links Park Stadium on Saturday will see home side Montrose welcome Edinburgh City.
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Montrose will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-2 Challenge Cup success over Cove Rangers.
The only scorer from Montrose was Kane Hester (87').
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Montrose haven’t conceded. The facts show that Montrose have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals along the way. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Montrose:
- have not lost a league tie with Edinburgh City in their last 3 matches.
- haven't beaten Edinburgh City in their last 4 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against East Kilbride in Challenge Cup competition, Edinburgh City and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Nathan Flanagan (43') was the scorer for East Kilbride.
It is worth noting that Edinburgh City have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past 6 games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, The Citizens have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 15.
Looking at their past form shows that Edinburgh City:
- have not lost to Montrose in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings dating back to 13/01/2018 tells us that Montrose have won 2 of these games and Edinburgh City 1, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 12 from The Gable Endies and 8 being from The Citizens. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was League One match day 31 on 01/04/2023 and the score finished Edinburgh City 1-1 Montrose.
The match was refereed by Steven Kirkland.
Team News: Montrose
There is just one fitness concern for the Montrose boss Stewart Petrie to be concerned about from an otherwise complete squad. Kerr Waddell (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Edinburgh City
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Edinburgh City boss Alan Maybury doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’re of the view that Montrose look set to create enough chances to score more than one when they come up against Edinburgh City, who could well struggle to score.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Montrose at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Links Park Stadium (4,936)
Captain: Paul Watson
Chairman: John Crawford
Manager: Stewart Petrie
Competitions: League One position 7, Challenge Cup (Third round)
🔑 Star Man: Craig Brown
Regularly used in the Right Wing position, Craig Brown was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Montrose in the 2022 - 2023 season, the talented Forward has struck 3 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.