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Stirling Albion play host to away side Stranraer at Forthbank Stadium in the League Two meeting on Saturday.
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Stirling Albion will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 League Two defeat in their last game at the hands of Elgin City.
The only scorer from Stirling Albion was Dylan Bikey (81'). Aiden Sopel (16'), Russell Dingwall (17') and Brian Cameron (64') scored for Elgin City.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Stirling Albion have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Binos have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Stirling Albion:
- haven't beaten Stranraer in their last 7 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
Since a loss in their previous game against Elgin City in League Two action, Stranraer and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only scorer from Stranraer was Cameron Elliott (72'). Aiden Sopel (3'), Kane Hester (7', 19') and Brian Cameron (10') scored for Elgin City.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Stranraer has been evident of late. Examining their last six games shows that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 8 while The Blues have scored 9. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Stranraer:
- remain unbeaten by Stirling Albion when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. A solid away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs going back to 27/09/2014 reveals that these encounters have not been fruitful for Stirling Albion. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Stranraer have been too good for them, getting wins in 67% of those games played.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 3 of them for The Binos and 8 being from The Blues. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league clash featuring the two was League Two match day 16 on 13/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Stirling Albion 0-1 Stranraer.
The match was refereed by Duncan Williams.
Team News: Stirling Albion
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Stirling Albion gaffer Kevin Rutkiewicz to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Paul McLean (Knock) is out of contention.
Team News: Stranraer
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Stranraer manager Stephen Farrell doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
In our opinion, Stranraer and Stirling Albion could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Forthbank Stadium (3,808)
Captain: Ross McGeachie
Chairman: Stuart Brown
Manager: Kevin Rutkiewicz
Competitions: League Two position 4
🔑 Star Man: Andy Ryan
Regularly used in the Striker position, Andy Ryan was born in Hamilton, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Hamilton Academical in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has netted 10 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 18 appearances.