League Two: Stenhousemuir believed to overcome Cowdenbeath

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Competition: Scotland League Two
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Ochilview Park (5267 seats)

League Two: What this match might miss in style it should pay back in energy and dedication. Get ready for Stenhousemuir - Cowdenbeath!

Insights:
  • Stenhousemuir have the most matches over the total-line (11) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest scored goals (12) in League Two

This football pitch has artifical turf, unlike Cowdenbeath's home stadium. The previous 17 games by the guests on artifical turf have resulted in 3 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Stenhousemuir form and stats

Stenhousemuir's struggle is real here at Ochilview Park with only 9 points collected from 10 League Two games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-3-5.

Stenhousemuir enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Albion Rovers's place. The match ended 2-1 with Orr (2) scoring.

Preceding that match was the home game against Stirling Albion that was lost 1-2.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Stenhousemuir matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, one draw and one defeat (from three games).

The Stenhousemuir fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 13 in 10 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Stenhousemuir defense is not exactly impregnable. 18 goals conceded from 10 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Cowdenbeath form and stats

There's been little loot from Cowdenbeath's travels as they have only collected 2 points from 9 away games in the League Two. Cowdenbeath only have 0 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 2 draws. Bitter travels for Cowdenbeath as they have lost four games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Edinburgh City match.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a League Two home defeat versus Annan Athletic with 1-3 on the scoreboard.

A loss against Edinburgh City was the result prior to that, in a home game.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Cowdenbeath playing away, we found four games. Results were zero away wins, one draw and three home wins.

Goals are few and far between in Cowdenbeath's away league games. Only 3 goals from 9 travels. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Cowdenbeath have conceded 17 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath have met earlier this season: Cowdenbeath - Stenhousemuir 0-2. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Stenhousemuir three wins, four draws and Cowdenbeath three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

StenhousemuirT. Orr
T. Orr
8 goals
CowdenbeathL. Buchanan
L. Buchanan
5 goals
StenhousemuirS. Crighton
S. Crighton
3 goals

Stenhousemuir missing players

Cowdenbeath missing players

Stenhousemuir Cowdenbeath
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
20 10 3 Played P 2 9 19
7 2 1 Won W 0 0 2
5 3 0 Drew D 1 2 4
8 5 2 Lost L 1 7 13
30 13 5 Scored S 1 3 12
33 18 7 Conceded C 5 17 32
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
90% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 78% 74%
60% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 42%
40% 40% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 11% 21%
15% 20% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
70% 80% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 47%
10% 10% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
20% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 67% 47%
 
4.8 6.1 7.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 3.9 4.3
4.5 4.6 5.3 Corners against (avg) C A 3 3.9 3.8
1.9 2 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.9 1.9
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.9 10.5 12.3 Shots (avg) S ( 10 7.4 8.2
4.6 3.8 3.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.7 3.1
33% 34% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 12% 21%
 
10.3 10.9 12 Shots against (avg) S A 8.5 10.8 10.7
4 4.1 5.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 4.6 4.6
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Cowdenbeath have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Cowdenbeath have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest points (2) away in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest scored goals (12) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest scored goals (3) away in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the fewest scored goals in the second half (7) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the most conceded goals in the second half (19) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the the worst goal difference (-14) away in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have the the worst goal difference (-20) in League Two
  • Cowdenbeath have yet to win a game away.
  • Cowdenbeath haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Stenhousemuir have scored more than double the goals of Cowdenbeath.
  • Stenhousemuir have the most matches over the total-line (11) in League Two
  • Stenhousemuir have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Stenhousemuir 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

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.