Last updated : 25 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Queens match against fellow strugglers Brechin is fraught with danger and defeat would be unthinkable for the frustrated Queens fans. This indeed could be a nightmare scenario for a Doonhamers side having to travel all the way to Angus on a damp Tuesday evening to face a side also fighting for their Division 1 status. The Glebe Park side with players like Britton,Hampshire and Ritchie adding experience, will be up for this game and make no mistake and Queens will have to dig deep to survive. The key will be what team Scott plays and his tactics. Does he go for the win or does he put up the shutters similar to Brechin's tactics at Palmy earlier in the season ? The news is that O'Neill and Carr are available for selection along with Lyle so Scott has plenty of options. I anticipate a real dogfight and my worry is do Queens have the physical strength to survive. Lightweight players such as McLaughlan,Burns and Payne may find it hard going on the grassy slopes of Glebe Park against a big physical
Carr- back from

home side. As always I am optimistic but these are tough days for Queens and they will have to battle like hell for the points.

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History of the Brechin City v Queen of the South fixture

Queen o.t.S. face a trip to Brechin City at Glebe Park on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 17 of the 40 previous games, with the hosts winning just 12.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2004, the The City carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugQueen o.t.S.0 - 0Brechin CitySCD1
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

Recent respective form guides

Brechin City need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The City have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Queen o.t.S. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. The Doonhamers have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Brechin City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 10 games have yielded only 3 points. Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 10 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brechin City60155141
Queen o.t.S.6123475

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Queen o.t.S. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Brechin City. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brechin CityBeen beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 12 most recent games.
Queen o.t.S.Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.