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Competition: Scotland League Two
Competition: Fri 15.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Ainslie Park Stadium (5000 seats)

Edinburgh City will want to use their home advantage to give everything they have against today’s opponents. The host team are currently 9 points behind Kelty Hearts.

Insights:
  • Edinburgh City have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Kelty Hearts have the most scored goals (19) in League Two

Edinburgh City and Kelty Hearts 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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Edinburgh City form and stats

The story so far in the League Two for Edinburgh City at their home stadium (Ainslie Park Stadium) is 2 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats. Edinburgh City have played two draws in a row on their own stadium.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Edinburgh, who played 1-1 against Cowdenbeath. That match was also played at this venue (Ainslie Park Stadium).

In the preceding match a 3-1 victory visiting Annan Athletic.

Edinburgh have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Ainslie Park Stadium with 6 goals in 4 league matches. Edinburgh are not conceding a lot of goals here at Ainslie Park Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 3 from 4 matches.

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Kelty Hearts form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most scored goals (19) in League Two, on their League Two travels is 3 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. In general it has been a productive period now for Hearts as they haven't lost any of their last 18 games.

The supporters enjoyed Hearts's previous game versus Annan Athletic (placed 3rd), a League Two 2-1 win played at home.

That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus Stranraer.

The Hearts manager K. Thomson has seen his team go crazy on the road this season, having scored 12 goals in 4 league matches away. As opposed to that, Kelty Hearts have seen the ball go into their own net 4 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Edinburgh City and Kelty Hearts have duelled already this season: Kelty Hearts - Edinburgh 1-0.

Top Goalscorers

Kelty HeartsN. Austin
N. Austin
6 goals
EdinburghD. Handling
D. Handling
3 goals
Kelty HeartsK. Higginbotham
K. Higginbotham
3 goals

Edinburgh City missing players

Kelty Hearts missing players

Edinburgh City Kelty Hearts
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
9 4 1 Played P 1 4 9
4 2 0 Won W 0 3 7
2 2 1 Drew D 1 1 2
3 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
10 6 2 Scored S 2 12 19
9 3 2 Conceded C 2 4 6
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 78%
22% 25% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 56%
22% 25% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 75% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 11%
33% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 56%
33% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 44%
33% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
2.7 2.2 3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 7 7.1
7.1 6.5 8 Corners against (avg) C A 2 3 3
1.9 2.5 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.2 0.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.8 7.8 7 Shots (avg) S ( 18 15.5 14.4
3.3 3.2 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7 7.2 6.4
33% 46% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 41% 33%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • All of Kelty Hearts's away-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Edinburgh City have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Edinburgh City have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Edinburgh City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Edinburgh City have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Edinburgh City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Kelty Hearts have created more than twice as many corners as Edinburgh City.
  • Kelty Hearts have not yet lost a game.
  • Kelty Hearts have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Kelty Hearts have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Kelty Hearts have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Kelty Hearts have the fewest conceded goals (6) in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (1) in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the most scored goals (12) away in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the most scored goals (19) in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the most scored goals in the first half (10) in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the the best goal difference (+13) in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have the the best goal difference (+8) away in League Two
  • Kelty Hearts have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • Kelty Hearts 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.