FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 21 September 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 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 37 and win only 14 of the 70 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, with Ayr Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 03 AprRaith Rovers0 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Ayr Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Honest Men have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 6 games giving them a return of 12 points. Ayr Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 8 from their 6 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Raith Rovers62139107
Ayr Utd.642013414

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Ayr Utd. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Stark's Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Ayr Utd. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
8 games since last defeat.