Last updated : 18 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Gary Wood-fine Game
at Perth
Queens fight for league points continues when they face league leaders Falkirk at Palmy tomorrow and the Doonhamers will have a tough task on their hands to overcome a team that looks like it will run away with the title. Sure they are a formidable side but let's forget about reputations and get stuck into them. This is a chance for Bowey and his men to kick start our season and I hope the fans get behind the team. Manager Scott is stuck for choice with no reported injuries and his team selection should be interesting. I would expect keeper Richard Barnard to get the nod along with Gray Wood who both turned in fine performances at Perth last week. Again the midfield is the key with new signing Lovell making his home debut. Our front men however must start finding the net and I would like to see Wood up with Lyle again. Games against Falkirk tend to be entertaining games as they like to play football with the talented Lapety their main man so here's hoping Queens rise to the ocassion and give the fans something to shout about. It will another tense afternoon and I'll be happy with a share of the points.

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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 42 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 18 wins, and Falkirk have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners 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:
2004/2005Sat 18 DecFalkirk4 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 21 AugQueen o.t.S.1-3FalkirkSCD1
2003/2004Sat 15 MayQueen o.t.S.1 - 0FalkirkSCD1
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

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

The Bairns have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Bairns, and 5 goals against.

Queen o.t.S. see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division One, showing a record of 34 points from their 25 games played so far, Falkirk are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division One, with their 25 games giving them a return of 59 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6222478

FootyMad's prediction ...

Queen o.t.S. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Falkirk20 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.