FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 15 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Raith Rovers v Ayr United fixture

Ayr Utd. face a trip to Raith Rovers at Stark's Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Honest Men will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 13 of the 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepAyr Utd.1 - 0Raith RoversSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Rovers have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Ayr Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Honest Men, and 5 goals against.

Raith Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 18 points from their 16 games played so far, Ayr Utd.'s total of 24 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Raith Rovers6213687
Ayr Utd.63031279

FootyMad's prediction ...

Ayr Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Raith Rovers. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers Failed to win in previous 12 home matches.
Ayr Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.