FM Preview: Stirling Albion v Rangers 06 Oct 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 5th October 2012
The game between Stirling Albion and Rangers in the Scottish Division Three on 6th October 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Stirling Albion v Rangers fixture
Rangers travel to take on Stirling Albion at Forthbank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having walked away with all the points in 11 of the 14 contests.
The last time the two teams met at Stirling Albion was amazingly over twenty years ago, in August 1987, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Binos in a Scottish League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|1995/1996||Wed 30 Aug||Rangers||3 - 2||Stirling Alb.||Scottish League Cup|
|1987/1988||Wed 19 Aug||Stirling Alb.||1-2||Rangers||Scottish League Cup|
|1977/1978||Sat 18 Feb||Rangers||1 - 0||Stirling Alb.||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|1967/1968||Sat 01 Jul||Rangers||5 - 0||Stirling Alb.||Scottish First Division|
|1967/1968||Sat 01 Jul||Stirling Alb.||2 - 4||Rangers||Scottish First Division|
|1966/1967||Wed 31 Aug||Rangers||1 - 1||Stirling Alb.||Scottish League Cup|
|1966/1967||Wed 17 Aug||Stirling Alb.||0 - 8||Rangers||Scottish League Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Stirling Albion's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Binos have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Rangers's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.
Stirling Albion find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 3 points.
Rangers are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 12 points from 6 games.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Gers have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Forthbank Stadium with an easy victory. Away win
|Stirling Albion||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Rangers||Undefeated in last 7 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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