FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 02 April 2007 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 Tuesday 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 37 and win only 13 of the 69 games.

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

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 21 FebAyr Utd.0 - 2Raith RoversSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Rovers score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Ayr Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Honest Men's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Raith Rovers's total of 50 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two. Ayr Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 40 from their 31 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Raith Rovers641111413
Ayr Utd.6312121010

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Honest Men have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Ayr Utd. 5 games since last defeat.