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Ayr United vs Forfar Athletic Betting Tips & Predictions

Published on 5:15pm GMT 20 February 2016

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      Ayr United vs Forfar Athletic Predictions

      Ayr United are coming into this match in poor form, and the ongoing disappointment has seen them all but throw away their hopes of automatic promotion from the Scottish League One. They have lost seven of their last nine matches in all competitions and find themselves in 3rd position, but this terrible form has seen them slip 13 points adrift of League One leaders Dunfermline. They do have a game in hand over them though and two games in hand over 2nd placed Peterhead, so their hopes of automatic promotion aren’t quite over yet.

      Forfar Athletic are in a less than desirable position in the table though. Their run of nine games without a win in all competitions have left them second from bottom in the table, only one point above the automatic relegation of 9th position. Forfar Athletic’s lack of winning mentality is what is holding them back: They have only won twice since the middle of September in all competitions, and their back to back wins in the first two games of the league season seem an awful long time ago now.

      Reasons for Betting Tips

      Let’s be honest: The defensive outfits on show in the Scottish League One aren’t exactly great. The League One average for goals is over three goals per game and these two sides are no exceptions. Ayr United have scored ten goals in their last five matches and conceded 11 thanks to their demoralised defence after a poor streak of results. Forfar Athletic have been pretty terrible defensively throughout the whole season, and they haven’t improved recently. The visitors come into this game having shipped 13 goals in their last six outings in all competitions, but even they have managed to put eight in the oppositions net.

      This obviously makes for some high scoring matches in the division. Ayr United have seen three or more goals scored in five of their last six and Forfar Athletic in four of their last six. The same record for both sides also applies for both teams hitting the back of the net, which means both outfits will be confident of getting on the scoresheet on Saturday.

      This terrible defensive record of both sides makes an Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score bet look very good value at 21/20, and Ayr United’s surplus of quality should guide them to a high scoring victory.

      Recent Form

      All competitions; most recent first.

      Ayr United: LLWLLWLL

      Forfar Athletic: LDLLDLD

      Head to Head

      Both of Ayr United’s and Forfar Athletic’s meetings so far this season have ended 2-2, which is already a big improvement on Forfar’s attempts last season, where they lost three of their four league fixtures against Ayr United.


      Ayr United have seen Over 2.5 Goals in 82% of their home games so far this season, with both teams scoring in 73% of their home games as well. Forfar Athletic’s statistics stand at 60% for both of those categories, but they are coming up against an Ayr United side who haven’t kept a clean sheet on home turf this season.

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