FM Preview: Arbroath v Forfar Athletic 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Arbroath and Forfar Athletic at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the Scottish Division Two.
History of the Arbroath v Forfar Athletic fixture
Forfar Athletic face a trip to Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 23 of the 61 previous games, with the hosts winning just 21.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Division Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Wed 22 Feb||Arbroath||4-1||Forfar Ath.||Scottish Division Two|
|2011/2012||Sat 11 Feb||Forfar Ath.||2 - 4||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2011/2012||Sat 15 Oct||Forfar Ath.||1 - 1||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sun 16 May||Forfar Ath.||2 - 0||Arbroath||Scottish League Play-Offs (Lvls 3&4)|
|2009/2010||Wed 12 May||Arbroath||0 - 0||Forfar Ath.||Scottish League Play-Offs (Lvls 3&4)|
|2008/2009||Sat 26 Jul||Arbroath||1 - 2||Forfar Ath.||Scottish Challenge Cup|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Mar||Arbroath||1 - 1||Forfar Ath.||Scottish Division Three|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arbroath have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Red Lichties in those games, with 9 conceded.
The away form of Forfar Athletic is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Loons have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 59 points from 32 games.
Forfar Athletic are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 33 points from 32 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Red Lichties, as the Loons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Arbroath||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Forfar Athletic||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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