FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 25 September 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, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 72 games played, Honest Men have recorded 36 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was less than a year ago, in January 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 14 MarRaith Rovers0 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 31 JanAyr Utd.2-2Raith RoversSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Honest Men have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

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 9 goals for and 8 against.

Ayr Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 3 points from 6 matches. Raith Rovers are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 12 points from 6 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.6024292
Raith Rovers632110611

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 6 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Raith Rovers 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.