FM Preview: Rangers v East Stirlingshire 18 Aug 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th August 2012
The game between Rangers and East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Division Three on 18th August 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Rangers v East Stirlingshire fixture
Rangers play host to East Stirlingshire at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Gers.
The last time the two teams met at Rangers was just over four years ago, in January 2008, with Rangers annihilating their visitors 6-0 in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2007/2008||Wed 23 Jan||Rangers||6-0||East Stirling||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|1990/1991||Tue 21 Aug||Rangers||5 - 0||East Stirling||Scottish League Cup|
|1963/1964||Mon 01 Jul||East Stirling||0 - 5||Rangers||Scottish First Division|
|1963/1964||Mon 01 Jul||Rangers||3 - 1||East Stirling||Scottish First Division|
|1962/1963||Wed 20 Mar||Rangers||7 - 2||East Stirling||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|1932/1933||Fri 01 Jul||East Stirling||2 - 3||Rangers||Scottish First Division|
|1932/1933||Fri 01 Jul||Rangers||4 - 0||East Stirling||Scottish First Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Gers have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.
In complete contrast to Rangers, East Stirlingshire are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Shire have hit 6 goals, 19 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rangers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 1 points from their 1 games so far.
East Stirlingshire are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 1 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rangers may be coming up against a decent side in East Stirlingshire, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gers. Home Win
|Rangers||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|East Stirlingshire||Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here