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Stirling Albion meet visiting rivals Stranraer at Forthbank Stadium in this League Two tie on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Stirling Albion v Stranraer, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Stirling Albion, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 League Two victory versus Elgin City.
For Stirling Albion, the scorers were Martin McNiff (45') and Dale Carrick (86').
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that quality has been evident in the Stirling Albion defence. Stirling Albion have been mean at the back, with the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 matches standing at 4. Historical results aside, time will tell if such a trend might be sustained in this next game or not.
Analysis of their past results shows that Stirling Albion:
- haven't lost in the league to Stranraer in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Stranraer will come into the meeting following a 1-0 League Two win to defeat Albion Rovers in their last game.
The only player to score from Stranraer was Paul Woods (35').
In 5 of the prior six clashes featuring Stranraer, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes to a meagre 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Blues equalling 0.83.
Heading into this contest, Stranraer have not been beaten by Stirling Albion when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes dating back to 31/01/2015 tells us that Stirling Albion have won 1 of these games and Stranraer 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them for The Binos and 7 netted by The Blues. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: Stirling Albion
The Stirling Albion boss Kevin Rutkiewicz will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Stranraer
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Stranraer boss Jamie Hamill has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
Our feeling is that Stirling Albion will probably get amongst the goals when they line up against Stranraer, who will not find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Stirling Albion when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Forthbank Stadium (3,808)
Captain: Ross McGeachie
Chairman: Stuart Brown
Manager: Kevin Rutkiewicz
Competitions: League Two position 2
⭐ Key Player: Jack Leitch
Typically played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Leitch was born in Motherwell, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Motherwell in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in this League Two 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.