Queen o.t.S. face a trip to Falkirk at The Falkirk Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Doonhamers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 7 of the 44 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Falkirk running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Scottish Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 23 Oct||Queen o.t.S.||1 - 5||Falkirk||SCD1|
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Sep||Falkirk||3 - 1||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2008/2009||Sat 10 Jan||Falkirk||4 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SFAC|
|2008/2009||Tue 23 Sep||Falkirk||2 - 1||Queen o.t.S.||SLGC|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 May||Falkirk||1 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Feb||Queen o.t.S.||1 - 1||Falkirk||SCD1|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Dec||Falkirk||4 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
Recent respective form guides
Falkirk have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Bairns in those games, with 9 conceded.
Queen o.t.S. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.
Falkirk's 26 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position. Queen o.t.S.'s 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
An indifferent set of results for Queen o.t.S. on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the The Doonhamers. No-score draw
|Falkirk||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Queen o.t.S.||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.|
Queen's Mad Predition
The Doonhamers must pick themselves up after Teuesday night's massive disappointment. Brannigan's troops will be thin on the ground with the unfortunate injury to skipper David Lilley however Craig Reid is an able replacement but let's hope he has got over his nightmare performance on Tuesday.
It should be a reasonable surface at the Falkirk if it stays dry and Brannigan may be forced to play potential match winner Danny Carmichael from the start.
This will be a tough encounter for Queens and I think they will still be a bit rusty after the long layoff so the best I would hope for would be draw but football is a funny game and has a habit of fooling everyone including the most informed of pundits.