Last updated : 12 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
If I was Scotty I would lay on a car with a Police escort to make sure Jim Thomson gets to Palmy on time for the kick-off against
late fitness test
Brechin City on Saturday because we need the big man to shore up this Queens defence which has leaked two goals in the opening minutes on consecutive games. Thomson got stuck in traffic en route to Forthbank and didn't make the kick-off against Stirling Albion with Queens going down to a shock defeat. Some fans argue if the big man had been on the field things would have been different. Brian Reid will have a fitness test prior to the game and it would be a boost for Queens if he makes it. John O'neill may also make it along with Bowey who came through the Stirling game unscathed. I would imagine Brechin will come here to put up the shutters so it's vital we put away any chances which come our way and that means doing a whole lot better than Wednesday evening when we sqandered a barrowload of openings. We must get behind the team, be patient and I'm sure we will get the win to kick start our season..

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History of the Queen of the South v Brechin City fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Brechin City at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 25 wins out of 38 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was just last season, in April 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 AprQueen o.t.S.2-2Brechin CitySCD1
2003/2004Sat 14 FebBrechin City2 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Sat 13 DecQueen o.t.S.1 - 0Brechin CitySCD1
2003/2004Sat 04 OctBrechin City0 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2002/2003Sun 20 OctQueen o.t.S.2 - 0Brechin CitySCC
1997/1998Sat 14 MarQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Brechin CitySCD2
1997/1998Tue 03 FebBrechin City1 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The The Doonhamers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

The The City have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The City, and 8 goals against.

Queen o.t.S. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 1 games have yielded only 0 points. Brechin City see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division One, showing a record of 0 points from their 1 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.631210810
Brechin City6222798

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Doonhamers, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brechin CityUndefeated in last 6 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.