Last updated : 14 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
Bowey Out
Queens will be going all out to impress their new gaffer Ian Scott as they face Falkirk in the final day of a successful season. Queens will be without a couple of key personnel including their influential skipper Steve Bowey who is recovering from a hernia operation. It will also be a chance for the fans to say farewell to Burke and Aitken who have chosen to find their fortune elsewhere. Whether Scott will play them is another matter. Their was a suggestion the Aitken be made skipper for the day but I don't think the fans would appreciate this. Alex Wilson has assured me that some special music will be played on Saturday so the fans can also play their part by showing their support for
Ian and Warren for their continuing loyalty to the club. I expect a keen contest with a few goals.

History of the Queen of the South v
Falkirk fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Falkirk at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 41 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 17 wins, and Falkirk have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, with Queen o.t.S. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 13 MarFalkirk0 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Sat 27 DecQueen o.t.S.2-0FalkirkSCD1
2003/2004Sat 23 AugFalkirk0 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2002/2003Sat 01 MarQueen o.t.S.2 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2002/2003Sat 28 DecFalkirk5 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2002/2003Sat 02 NovQueen o.t.S.1 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2002/2003Sat 31 AugFalkirk3 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Falkirk have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Bairns's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Queen o.t.S.'s 51 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Falkirk's 55 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.62227108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Queen o.t.S.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Falkirk. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
FalkirkDrawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.