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Stenhousemuir will visit Stair Park on Saturday for the League Two game with hosts Stranraer.
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Stranraer will be wanting a better result here following the 0-1 League Two defeat last time out to Edinburgh City.
Ouzy See (80') was the scorer for Edinburgh City.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Stranraer have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Stranraer have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals in the process. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their past results show that Stranraer:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Stenhousemuir in their last 7 games.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Stenhousemuir will go into the meeting following a 1-2 League Two win in the defeat of Annan Athletic in their most recent fixture.
For Stenhousemuir, goals were scored by Thomas Orr (55') and Adam Brown (81'). Rob McCartney (86') scored for Annan Athletic.
Stephen Swift's Stenhousemuir have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 7 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that period equals 7.
Ahead of this clash, Stenhousemuir have not registered a win against Stranraer in away games against them for the last 6 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 15/09/2018 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Stenhousemuir. They’ve not been able to get any victories whatsoever while Stranraer have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 from The Blues and 3 netted by The Warriors. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was League Two match day 17 on 15/04/2021 when it ended Stranraer 4-0 Stenhousemuir.
The referee was Peter Stuart.
Team News: Stranraer
The Stranraer boss Jamie Hamill will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this game with a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Stenhousemuir
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Stenhousemuir manager Stephen Swift doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Our assessment is that Stenhousemuir are certainly able to breach the defence of this Stranraer outfit, however it might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 win for Stranraer by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stair Park (4,178)
Captain: Grant Gallagher
Chairman: Shaun Niven
Manager: Jamie Hamill
Competitions: League Two position 9, Challenge Cup (Second round)
🔑 Key Man: Grant Gallagher
Normally taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Grant Gallagher was born in Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Stranraer in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the League Two 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 6 appearances.