FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 04 April 2008 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 36 and lost only 14 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 16 FebRaith Rovers1 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 15 DecAyr Utd.0-3Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 22 SepRaith Rovers2 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Honest Men have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Raith Rovers's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ayr Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 43 points from their 32 games played so far, Raith Rovers are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 53 points from 32 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.641110613
Raith Rovers6303789

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Ayr Utd. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Honest Men will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Raith Rovers 27 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 17 outings ago.