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Last updated : 29 September 2006 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 Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Honest Men are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 12 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was less than a year ago, in March 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 18 MarAyr Utd.0-0Raith RoversSCD2
2005/2006Sat 21 JanRaith Rovers1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2005/2006Tue 22 NovAyr Utd.2 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Honest Men have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Ayr Utd.'s total of 13 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two. Raith Rovers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 10 from their 8 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.63127510
Raith Rovers6231869

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Ayr Utd. only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Raith Rovers Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.