FM Preview: Arbroath v Alloa Athletic 12 Jan 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 11th January 2013
The game between Arbroath and Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Division Two on 12th January 2013 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Arbroath v Alloa Athletic fixture
Alloa Athletic pack their bags to visit Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 86 games played, Wasps have recorded 22 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 35 victories.
The previous match played between the two at Gayfield Park was within the last three years, in March 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 25 Aug||Alloa Ath.||2 - 3||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Arbroath||0-0||Alloa Ath.||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 30 Jan||Alloa Ath.||1 - 0||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Wed 02 Dec||Arbroath||2 - 2||Alloa Ath.||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 26 Sep||Alloa Ath.||0 - 1||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 14 Mar||Alloa Ath.||2 - 0||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 31 Jan||Arbroath||1 - 0||Alloa Ath.||Scottish Division Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arbroath have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.
Alloa Athletic have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Wasps have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 22 points from their 16 games so far.
Alloa Athletic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 32 points from 16 games.
Current overall team form
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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 Arbroath. Away win
|Arbroath||4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Alloa Athletic||Not won in previous 3 away matches.
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