Match preview for League One: Falkirk - Airdrieonians at Falkirk Community Stadium

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Competition: Scotland League One
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Falkirk Community Stadium (7937 seats)

Falkirk are positioned 3rd, while Airdrieonians are hanging back 0 points behind in the league table. Will they reduce the gap?

Insights:
  • Falkirk have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Airdrieonians have won significantly less corners away then at home.

This has all the signs of an entertaining match with lots of action and bustle as both squads are well renewed since they last ran out on the pitch. Bring it on!

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Falkirk form and stats

Falkirk have played 5 League One games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-0-2 (wins-draws-losses).

The Falkirk supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host East Fife in League One and win 2-1. Manager P. Sheerin felt very clever after A. Keena scored the winning goal against East Fife, having brought on that player as a substitute in the 46th minute.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Montrose that finished 2-2.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Falkirk have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won two times, drawn zero and lost three.

Falkirk have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Falkirk Community Stadium with 8 goals in 5 league matches. On the other hand, Falkirk have conceded 5 goals.

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Airdrieonians form and stats

1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. That’s the product of Airdrieonians playing as the away team in the League One this season.

The supporters enjoyed Airdrieonians's previous game versus Clyde (placed 8th), a League One 2-1 win played at home.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Cove Rangers wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

Airdrieonians are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, three draws and three defeats. From a total of six matches.

The visiting Airdrieonians have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 5 goals from 4 games. As opposed to that, Airdrieonians have seen the ball go into their own net 5 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The squads have played each other already this season, with the match result Airdrieonians - Falkirk 1-2 registered in the official records. Data for the last ten meetings involving these two contenders are: four wins for Falkirk, two draws and four wins for Airdrieonians. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

AirdrieoniansC. Gallagher
C. Gallagher
4 goals
FalkirkC. Morrison
C. Morrison
3 goals
FalkirkA. Keena
A. Keena
3 goals

Falkirk missing players

Airdrieonians missing players

Falkirk Airdrieonians
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
9 5 1 Played P 2 4 9
4 3 0 Won W 0 1 4
2 0 0 Drew D 1 2 2
3 2 1 Lost L 1 1 3
13 8 1 Scored S 0 5 13
11 5 2 Conceded C 1 5 12
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 75% 89%
89% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 78%
67% 80% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 78%
11% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 22%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 11%
67% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 56%
11% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 25% 22%
22% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 50% 33%
 
5.8 6 5 Corners for (avg) C F 0.5 3 5.2
3.8 3.2 2 Corners against (avg) C A 6 5.5 3.9
1.3 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2.2 1.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.1 11.8 10 Shots (avg) S ( 8 10.8 11
4.4 4.4 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 3.8 4.1
32% 36% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 35%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Airdrieonians have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Falkirk have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Falkirk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Queen's Park 9 4 5 0 14 7 5 3 2 0 9 3 4 1 3 0 5 4 7 17
2 Cove Rangers 9 5 2 2 16 10 4 2 2 0 8 4 5 3 0 2 8 6 6 17
3 Falkirk 9 4 2 3 13 11 5 3 0 2 8 5 4 1 2 1 5 6 2 14
4 Airdrieonians 9 4 2 3 13 12 5 3 0 2 8 7 4 1 2 1 5 5 1 14
5 Dumbarton 9 4 2 3 16 16 4 1 2 1 9 6 5 3 0 2 7 10 0 14
6 Montrose 9 3 4 2 13 10 5 1 2 2 6 8 4 2 2 0 7 2 3 13
7 Alloa Athletic 9 3 2 4 12 12 4 2 1 1 7 5 5 1 1 3 5 7 0 11
8 Clyde 9 3 2 4 13 17 4 2 1 1 6 7 5 1 1 3 7 10 -4 11
9 Peterhead 9 3 0 6 15 15 5 3 0 2 12 6 4 0 0 4 3 9 0 9
10 East Fife 9 1 1 7 8 23 4 1 1 2 4 5 5 0 0 5 4 18 -15 4

Read more about League One

The Scottish League One is the third division in the Scottish football league pyramid. It holds ten teams who play each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures in a season from August to May. The top team in the league table is promoted, the bottom team relegated. There are also playoffs to promote and relegate.