FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 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 15 of the 71 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was earlier this season, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctRaith Rovers3 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 02 AugAyr Utd.0-0Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 05 AprAyr Utd.0 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Honest Men, with 8 goals against.

Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Ayr Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 40 points from 20 games. Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 22 games giving them a return of 45 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.63129910
Raith Rovers63127610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Ayr Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Raith Rovers, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Honest Men. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Raith Rovers Not won in previous 3 away matches.