Open game expected at Galabank: Annan Athletic vs Forfar Athletic preview

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Competition: Scotland League Two
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Galabank (500 seats)

League Two: A pair of participants who have played fine up to now. Get to know Annan Athletic - Forfar Athletic with this thorough preview!

Insights:
  • Annan Athletic is in the best form (5-1-0) in League Two
  • Forfar Athletic have the fewest conceded goals (10) away in League Two

Both squads have had enough rest since their last exertion in an official match. Let's have faith in that this will be an in-your-face game!

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Annan Athletic form and stats

4 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats. That’s what Annan Athletic have to build on here at Galabank in the League Two. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Galabank.

Happy days for Annan Athletic in their previous game, a League Two match away at Cowdenbeath (placed 10th) that ended with a 3-1 victory.

A 1-1 draw away before that, with Stranraer the opponent.

This is expected to be a close game, with Annan Athletic perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Annan as a small favourite), we find eleven games. Annan Athletic has won three of these, drawn four and lost four.

Annan can score goals in their home matches. After 9 league matches they have found the net 18 times. It's worth mentioning that 10 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Annan have conceded 13 in these home matches.

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Forfar Athletic form and stats

4-3-3 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Forfar Athletic, who have the fewest conceded goals (10) away in League Two, in their League Two matches away.

Forfar are travelling after their nice 3-2 home win in the League Two against Stranraer (placed 7th).

Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Elgin City's place.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by Forfar Athletic in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Forfar Athletic, one draw and two defeats.

Forfar has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 15 goals from 10 games. Forfar have conceded 10 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Forfar Athletic - Annan 2-0 was the scoreline in these participants' latest head to head game, earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - two - six (Annan wins - draws - Forfar Athletic wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

AnnanT. Wallace
T. Wallace
7 goals
Forfar AthleticS. McCluskey
S. McCluskey
7 goals
Forfar AthleticM. Aitken
M. Aitken
7 goals

Annan Athletic missing players

Forfar Athletic missing players

Annan Athletic Forfar Athletic
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
20 9 1 Played P 1 10 20
11 4 1 Won W 0 4 11
3 2 0 Drew D 0 3 5
6 3 0 Lost L 1 3 4
36 18 5 Scored S 0 15 38
24 13 1 Conceded C 1 10 21
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
85% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 70% 85%
55% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 30% 45%
40% 56% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 30% 35%
15% 22% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 20%
60% 78% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 55%
25% 11% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 30%
15% 11% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 30% 15%
 
4.3 5 1 Corners for (avg) C F 3 3.9 5
5.4 5.2 12 Corners against (avg) C A 1 3.9 3.5
2.3 2.2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.1 1.5
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.7 12.8 15 Shots (avg) S ( 3 9.4 10.8
4.8 5.8 9 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1 4.1 4
37% 35% 56% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 37% 47%
 
10.9 10.8 14 Shots against (avg) S A 5 8.6 9.5
3.8 4 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 3.4 3.7
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Annan Athletic have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Annan Athletic have the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in League Two
  • Annan Athletic have the most points from losing position (14) in League Two
  • Annan Athletic haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Annan Athletic is in the best form (5-1-0) in League Two
  • Forfar Athletic have the fewest conceded goals (10) away in League Two
  • Forfar Athletic have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Forfar Athletic 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 18 14 3 1 41 15 9 7 2 0 17 4 9 7 1 1 24 11 26 45
2 Forfar Athletic 20 11 5 4 38 21 10 7 2 1 23 11 10 4 3 3 15 10 17 38
3 Annan Athletic 20 11 3 6 36 24 9 4 2 3 18 13 11 7 1 3 18 11 12 36
4 Stenhousemuir 20 7 5 8 30 33 10 2 3 5 13 18 10 5 2 3 17 15 -3 26
5 Edinburgh City 19 7 5 7 24 29 10 3 3 4 13 18 9 4 2 3 11 11 -5 26
6 Stirling Albion 20 7 3 10 25 28 10 3 1 6 13 17 10 4 2 4 12 11 -3 24
7 Stranraer 20 6 5 9 25 32 10 4 1 5 9 15 10 2 4 4 16 17 -7 23
8 Elgin City 19 5 6 8 19 27 9 3 4 2 10 9 10 2 2 6 9 18 -8 21
9 Albion Rovers 19 6 3 10 24 33 10 5 1 4 15 14 9 1 2 6 9 19 -9 21
10 Cowdenbeath 19 2 4 13 12 32 10 2 2 6 9 15 9 0 2 7 3 17 -20 10

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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.