Last updated : 16 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Chris Carr
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Struggling Queens head for Stair Park tomorrow to face local rivals Stranraer in a game the Doonhamers must win if they are to avoid being isolated at the bottom of SFL division 1. Queens manager Iain Scott must be be under tremendous pressure to end his team's dismal run which has yet to produce a win so far this season in the league. He has not been helped by the injury to Derek Lyle and Brian Reid both of whom are likely to miss Saturday's clash in which the Cleyholers must fancy their chances. John O'Neill however has fully recovered from his injury and will probably partner David McNiven up front. I don't think Scott's formation will change much from the side which lost narrowly to St Mirren last Saturday with perhaps the inclusion of Carr. With 600 expected Queens fans predicted to travel it should be a red hot atmosphere and I think there will be a few goals and here's hoping most of them land in the Cleyholers net. The home side's home record is not very great and with this in mind I think Queens will at least get a draw but it will be touch and go as is always with local derbies.

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History of the Stranraer v Queen of the South fixture

Queen o.t.S. pack their bags to visit Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday afternoon,

The previous match played between the two at Stair Park was within the last three years, in August 2003, the The Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 02 AugStranraer2 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCC
2001/2002Tue 12 MarStranraer1 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2001/2002Sat 09 MarQueen o.t.S.3 - 1StranraerSCD2
2001/2002Sat 27 OctQueen o.t.S.1 - 0StranraerSCD2
2001/2002Sat 08 SepStranraer2 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2000/2001Tue 03 AprStranraer2 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2000/2001Tue 02 JanQueen o.t.S.2 - 3StranraerSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Stranraer have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Queen o.t.S. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Doonhamers have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stranraer are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 4 points from 5 matches. Queen o.t.S. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 5 games have yielded only 1 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6015391

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Blues, as the The Doonhamers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
StranraerBeen beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Queen o.t.S.Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.