FM Preview: East Stirlingshire v Rangers 17 Nov 2012

Last updated : 16 November 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the East Stirlingshire v Rangers fixture

Rangers travel to take on East Stirlingshire at Ochilview Park at lunchtime on Saturday, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Its been a kind fixture in the past, resulting in a win each time for the Gers.

The last time the two teams met at East Stirlingshire was way back in the black-and-white days of July 1963, where Rangers annihilated the Gers 0-5 in a Scottish First Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 18 Aug Rangers 5 - 1 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2007/2008 Wed 23 Jan Rangers 6 - 0 East Stirling Scottish F.A. Cup
1990/1991 Tue 21 Aug Rangers 5 - 0 East Stirling Scottish League Cup
1963/1964 Mon 01 Jul East Stirling 0-5 Rangers Scottish First Division
1963/1964 Mon 01 Jul Rangers 3 - 1 East Stirling Scottish First Division
1962/1963 Wed 20 Mar Rangers 7 - 2 East Stirling Scottish F.A. Cup
1932/1933 Fri 01 Jul East Stirling 2 - 3 Rangers Scottish First Division

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Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Shire in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

East Stirlingshire see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far,

Rangers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 10 games giving them a return of 21 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
East Stirlingshire 6 3 0 3 10 15 9
Rangers 6 4 0 2 13 4 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with East Stirlingshire, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
East Stirlingshire Won 3 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 23 .
Rangers 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.

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