FM Preview: Airdrie United v Alloa Athletic 16 Oct 2010

Footymad preview
History of the Airdrie United v Alloa Athletic fixture

Alloa Ath. face a trip to Airdrie United at Shyberry Excelsior Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 20 of the 26 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in an Scottish League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 01 AugAirdrie Utd.0 - 0Alloa Ath.SLGC
2007/2008Sat 19 AprAirdrie Utd.1 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 26 JanAlloa Ath.1 - 2Airdrie Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Wed 26 DecAirdrie Utd.2 - 0Alloa Ath.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 11 AugAlloa Ath.0 - 6Airdrie Utd.SCD2
2003/2004Sat 08 MayAlloa Ath.0 - 1Airdrie Utd.SCD2
2003/2004Sat 06 MarAirdrie Utd.2 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Airdrie United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The Diamonds have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Alloa Ath.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Wasps's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Airdrie Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 13 points from their 8 games so far. Alloa Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 14 points from 8 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Airdrie Utd.6321131211
Alloa Ath.62138107

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Wasps has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Airdrie Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Airdrie Utd. Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Alloa Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.