FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2007 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 Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Honest Men are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 12 of the 67 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was earlier this season, the Honest Men carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 DecRaith Rovers1 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Honest Men have conceded a disappointing 6 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Raith Rovers's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 3 against.

Ayr Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 30 points from their 25 games so far. Raith Rovers's total of 37 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.60335103
Raith Rovers64118213

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Honest Men at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Rovers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.