Soccer betting preview: Albion Rovers welcomes Elgin City in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Scotland League Two
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Reigart Stadium (2496 seats)

League Two: We're expecting an engrossing and highly important battle involving Albion Rovers and Elgin City at The Reigart Stadium. Both are in need of a good run!

Insights:
  • Albion Rovers have the most conceded goals in the first half (8) in League Two
  • Elgin City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Albion Rovers and Elgin City should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Albion Rovers form and stats

The story so far in the League Two for Albion Rovers at their home stadium (The Reigart Stadium) is 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Albion to get some points in this home game.

Albion Rovers are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-4 away versus Cove Rangers.

Prior to that, an away loss at Stranraer in the League Two.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Albion have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won three, drawn two and lost two.

The Albion fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 6 in 5 matches. 7 goals have been conceded.

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Elgin City form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their League Two travels is 1 win, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

The manager G. Price was unhappy after their last game, a Challenge Cup match played at their home ground Borough Briggs. Elgin suffered a 2-4 loss to Inverness CT. Leading 2-0 was not enough for Elgin in their fight with Inverness CT last time out. Happy faces soon turned sour as mistakes flourished in what ended up a 2-4 loss. As you can tell from the result, the match against Inverness CT was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

The game before that, in the League Two, was lost at home, a 0-2 defeat against Stirling Albion.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Elgin playing away and similar expectations, we found eleven relevant matches. Results were seven Elgin City wins, one draw and three defeats.

The visiting Elgin have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 4 goals from 4 games. Elgin struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 7 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Albion Rovers and Elgin City have met previously this season: Elgin City - Albion 3-0. Head-to-head numbers (for the former ten meetings): Albion won three games, one match ended with a tie and Elgin City managed six wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: eight / two

Top Goalscorers

Elgin CityD. McHardy
D. McHardy
3 goals
Elgin CityK. Hester
K. Hester
3 goals
AlbionK. Doherty
K. Doherty
2 goals

Albion Rovers missing players

Elgin City missing players

Albion Rovers Elgin City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
9 5 2 Played P 2 4 9
2 2 1 Won W 1 1 2
1 1 1 Drew D 0 1 3
6 2 0 Lost L 1 2 4
8 6 4 Scored S 3 4 9
16 7 3 Conceded C 4 7 13
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
78% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 33%
22% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 25% 11%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
44% 40% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 56%
11% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
44% 40% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 33%
 
3.4 3.2 2.5 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 3 3.6
5.2 5 5.5 Corners against (avg) C A 8 6 5.7
1.7 1.4 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.8 1.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
8.9 11.2 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7 6 8.2
3.4 3.4 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2 3
26% 35% 57% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 50% 33%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Albion Rovers have the most conceded goals in the first half (8) in League Two
  • Albion Rovers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • All of Elgin City's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Elgin City have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Elgin City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Elgin City 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 Kelty Hearts 9 7 2 0 19 6 5 4 1 0 7 2 4 3 1 0 12 4 13 23
2 Stirling Albion 9 6 1 2 17 9 4 3 0 1 8 4 5 3 1 1 9 5 8 19
3 Annan Athletic 9 5 0 4 15 11 4 1 0 3 5 8 5 4 0 1 10 3 4 15
4 Forfar Athletic 9 3 5 1 13 8 4 2 2 0 8 4 5 1 3 1 5 4 5 14
5 Edinburgh City 9 4 2 3 10 9 4 2 2 0 6 3 5 2 0 3 4 6 1 14
6 Stranraer 9 3 2 4 7 11 5 2 0 3 3 7 4 1 2 1 4 4 -4 11
7 Elgin City 9 2 3 4 9 13 5 1 2 2 5 6 4 1 1 2 4 7 -4 9
8 Albion Rovers 9 2 1 6 8 16 5 2 1 2 6 7 4 0 0 4 2 9 -8 7
9 Stenhousemuir 9 1 3 5 8 15 5 0 2 3 4 9 4 1 1 2 4 6 -7 6
10 Cowdenbeath 9 1 3 5 9 17 4 1 1 2 6 7 5 0 2 3 3 10 -8 6

Read more about League Two

The Scottish League Two is the fourth level of football in Scotland. 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.