Ayr United - Dunfermline Athletic: Small difference between teams in Championship clash

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Competition: Scotland Championship
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Somerset Park (10185 seats)

Season ticket holders at Somerset Park haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Ayr United languishing in the 7th position so far. The guesting Dunfermline Athletic will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Ayr United have the fewest scored goals (10) at home in Championship
  • Dunfermline Athletic is in the worst form (1-1-4)

Ayr United have less rest than Dunfermline Athletic in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Championship game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Dundee, was also a home game here at Somerset Park. The away team is better rested.

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Ayr United form and stats

3 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats. That’s what Ayr United, who have the fewest scored goals (10) at home in Championship, have to build on here at Somerset Park in the Championship.

The Ayr crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-3 to Dundee here at Somerset Park in a Championship match. Ahead of that match, Ayr lost 0-1 at home to Clyde.

Ayr United have scored 10 league goals here from 11 matches, not a lot. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 11 goals have been conceded.

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Dunfermline Athletic form and stats

There's been little loot from Dunfermline Athletic's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 11 away games in the Championship. Dunfermline Athletic only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 5 draws. The loyal fans travelling with their beloved Dunfermline Athletic have enjoyed the stadium food more than the matches as the visitors have gone ten consecutive matches without winning on the road. The last time three points were secured away was the Alloa Athletic game.

Dunfermline delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Hearts (placed 1st) in their previous match; a Championship game. Preceding that game, the 1-5 loss visiting Raith Rovers's place.

A new game in only three days for Dunfermline Athletic, the Championship home match versus Dundee. Busy days.

Dunfermline Athletic have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 11 league away games 13 goals have been scored. In the opposite end, Dunfermline have conceded 19 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Dunfermline Athletic - Ayr 0-0. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Ayr victories, three draws and three Dunfermline Athletic wins. Over/under statistics; two of these games ended with three goals or more, eight matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Dunfermline AthleticD. McManus
D. McManus
7 goals
AyrC. Smith
C. Smith
6 goals
Dunfermline AthleticK. O'Hara
K. O'Hara
6 goals

Ayr United missing players

Dunfermline Athletic missing players

Ayr United Dunfermline Athletic
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
23 11 2 Played P 3 11 22
6 3 1 Won W 1 1 8
8 4 0 Drew D 1 5 7
9 4 1 Lost L 1 5 7
28 10 2 Scored S 4 13 30
30 11 3 Conceded C 3 19 28
83% 82% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 82% 82%
74% 64% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 64% 59%
39% 27% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 45% 50%
26% 9% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 45% 36%
17% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 36% 27%
48% 36% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 55% 55%
30% 27% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 18% 27%
39% 55% 50% Failed to Score F T 67% 45% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 2.1 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 1.8 1.5
3 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
8 7.3 3.5 Shots (avg) S ( 13 8.9 9.3
3.1 2.8 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 3.6 3.9
39% 32% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 32% 34%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Ayr United have the fewest scored goals (10) at home in Championship
  • Dunfermline Athletic is in the worst form (1-1-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hearts 23 14 5 4 50 24 12 9 1 2 35 16 11 5 4 2 15 8 26 47
2 Raith Rovers 22 10 6 6 39 27 11 6 2 3 22 12 11 4 4 3 17 15 12 36
3 Dundee 22 10 6 6 43 37 11 7 2 2 22 15 11 3 4 4 21 22 6 36
4 Inverness CT 23 8 9 6 32 24 11 3 6 2 13 10 12 5 3 4 19 14 8 33
5 Dunfermline Athletic 22 8 7 7 30 28 11 7 2 2 17 9 11 1 5 5 13 19 2 31
6 Queen of the South 22 9 3 10 36 44 10 4 2 4 16 20 12 5 1 6 20 24 -8 30
7 Ayr United 23 6 8 9 28 30 11 3 4 4 10 11 12 3 4 5 18 19 -2 26
8 Arbroath 23 6 7 10 19 28 12 4 5 3 12 11 11 2 2 7 7 17 -9 25
9 Greenock Morton 23 6 7 10 20 31 12 4 3 5 13 17 11 2 4 5 7 14 -11 25
10 Alloa Athletic 23 4 6 13 27 51 12 2 5 5 16 27 11 2 1 8 11 24 -24 18

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The Scottish Championship is the second level of the Scottish Professional Football League. Ten teams play each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures in a season from August to May. The winner in the league table promotes to the Premiership and a playoff can promote one more team.