Next up for The Bairns is a trip to Airdrie as we face Airdrieonians in cinch League One.
Kick off is at 3pm, Saturday 15th January.
HEAD TO HEAD
Falkirk v Airdrieonians is a fixture that has featured heavily throughout Scottish football history. The most memorable of these meetings, for Falkirk fans at least, would probably be the ones that took place in the early 90s, more specifically, the match at Broomfield which saw club legend Sam McGivern score a famous hat-trick.
Throughout the last 20 years, the head to head results have swung quite dramatically at a couple of different points. Between 2002 and 2019, Falkirk went unbeaten by the Diamonds in 10 games, winning by some emphatic scorelines in the process.
More recently however, the results have not been kind to The Bairns. Since joining Airdrieonians in League One, Falkirk had gone without a win against the North Lanarkshire side in three seasons before finally taking all three points at The Excelsior in an exciting encounter back in August, thanks to a stunning goal from Aidan Keena that won the first ever SPFL Goal of the Month award.
The last meeting between the two sides didn’t end well for The Bairns who suffered a 3-0 defeat at The Falkirk Stadium last October.
Airdrieonians are currently on a decent run of form having won four of their last five league games. Crucial wins against Alloa and Queen’s Park mean that The Diamonds sit third in the league table, eight points off league leaders Cove Rangers and just one point behind second placed Montrose.
Falkirk have struggled recently, failing to pick up any points in the five games prior to last Saturday which saw them dismantle visitors Dumbarton 6-2. Goals from Callumn Morrison, Aidan Keena, new signing Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and a hat-trick from Anton Dowds on his first game back following his loan spell at Arbroath saw The Bairns earn a decisive and much needed victory.
The win sees Martin Rennie’s men move up to fifth in the league table, just two points off fourth placed Queen’s Park.
HOW TO WATCH
The game will be available on Pay-Per-View via Diamonds TV and will also be streamed live by Falkirk TV for overseas subscribers.