FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 03 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cowdenbeath v East Stirlingshire fixture

Cowdenbeath are ready to welcome East Stirlingshire to Central Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blue Brazil are clearly on top, having won 46 and lost only 20 of the 83 games.

The previous match played between the two at Central Park was within the last three years, in August 2006, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 08 AugCowdenbeath4-1East StirlingSLGC
2005/2006Sat 15 AprCowdenbeath5 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Tue 04 AprEast Stirling1 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 22 OctCowdenbeath5 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Sat 06 AugEast Stirling0 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2004/2005Sat 12 MarEast Stirling2 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2004/2005Sat 08 JanCowdenbeath3 - 2East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Cowdenbeath are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The Blue Brazil's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

The away form of East Stirling is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Shire have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cowdenbeath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 15 points from 8 games. East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against East Stirling is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blue Brazil in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cowdenbeath 10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
East Stirling Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.