FM Preview: Alloa Athletic v Ayr United 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Alloa Athletic v Ayr United fixture

Alloa Ath. prepare to entertain Ayr United at Recreation Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 22 of the 48 previous games, with the Wasps winning just 13.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Park was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctAyr Utd.2 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2010/2011Sat 11 SepAlloa Ath.4-1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 02 MayAyr Utd.1 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 07 FebAlloa Ath.3 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 13 DecAyr Utd.3 - 0Alloa Ath.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 09 AugAlloa Ath.0 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 29 MarAlloa Ath.1 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Alloa Athletic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 13 to 11.

Ayr Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Honest Men have hit 11 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Alloa Ath.'s total of 26 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Two. Ayr Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 26 points from 14 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Alloa Ath.622213138
Ayr Utd.641114513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Alloa Ath. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Alloa Ath. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Ayr Utd. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.