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Forfar Athletic will be facing guests Stranraer at Station Park in this League Two fixture on Saturday.
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Forfar Athletic will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 League Two losing effort in their last game against Bonnyrigg Rose.
Kevin Smith (58') and Scott Gray (86') scored for Bonnyrigg Rose.
It has been seldom in recent games where Forfar Athletic have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Forfar Athletic have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 15 goals on the way.
Their past results show that Forfar Athletic:
- haven't lost in the league to Stranraer in their last 7 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Stranraer will come into the match following on from a 1-0 League Two win over Annan Athletic in their last fixture.
The only name on the scoresheet from Stranraer was Paul Woods (26').
Showing their fondness for fruitful matches, goals have been celebrated 23 times in the prior six games in which Stranraer have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.83 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 16 of these goals. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend shall be sustained here in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, Stranraer:
- have not beaten Forfar Athletic in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. It has been a terrible run on the road.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 15/02/2020 tells us that these encounters have not been fruitful for Stranraer. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all whereas Forfar Athletic have just been too good for them, beating them in 67% of those matches played.
19 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 13 of them for The Loons and 6 created by The Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: Forfar Athletic
The Forfar Athletic boss Gary Irvine will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Stranraer
Stranraer manager Jamie Hamill has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Sean McIntosh (Groin Injury) and Grant Gallagher (Knock) can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Stranraer will have a tough ask to put one past this Forfar Athletic lineup who we think will be able to grind out a win.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Forfar Athletic at the conclusion of the game.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Station Park (6,777)
Captain: Craig Slater
Chairman: Scott Murdie
Manager: Gary Irvine
Competitions: League Two position 9, Challenge Cup (Second round)