FM Preview: Rangers v East Stirlingshire 18 Aug 2012

Last updated : 17 August 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Rangers v East Stirlingshire fixture

Rangers play host to East Stirlingshire at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Gers.

The last time the two teams met at Rangers was just over four years ago, in January 2008, with Rangers annihilating their visitors 6-0 in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1932/1933 Fri 01 Jul Rangers 4 - 0 East Stirling Scottish First Division

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Recent respective form guides

Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Gers have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.

In complete contrast to Rangers, East Stirlingshire are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Shire have hit 6 goals, 19 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rangers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 1 points from their 1 games so far.

East Stirlingshire are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 1 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rangers 6 4 2 0 17 3 14
East Stirlingshire 6 3 0 3 9 11 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers may be coming up against a decent side in East Stirlingshire, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gers. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rangers Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
East Stirlingshire Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.

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