FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 10 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ayr United v Raith Rovers fixture

Ayr Utd. prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at Somerset Park, Ayr on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Honest Men are clearly on top, having won 34 and lost only 12 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was just last season, in May 2004, the Honest Men carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 SepRaith Rovers3 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD2
2003/2004Sat 15 MayAyr Utd.1-0Raith RoversSCD1
2003/2004Sat 13 MarRaith Rovers2 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD1
2003/2004Sat 27 DecAyr Utd.1 - 0Raith RoversSCD1
2003/2004Sat 23 AugRaith Rovers1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD1
2001/2002Sat 02 MarRaith Rovers3 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD1
2001/2002Sat 29 DecAyr Utd.3 - 1Raith RoversSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Honest Men have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Raith Rovers's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Rovers have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ayr Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 13 matches. Raith Rovers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 17 from their 13 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.60338173
Raith Rovers61145124

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Somerset Park, Ayr for the Honest Men and the Madmen are unable to see past Raith Rovers claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.