FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 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 37 and lost only 15 of the 73 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was earlier this season, the Honest Men carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 21 NovRaith Rovers0 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD1
2009/2010Sat 26 SepAyr Utd.1-0Raith RoversSCD1
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

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Honest Men have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Rovers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Ayr Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 12 points from 18 matches. Raith Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, showing a record of 26 points from their 19 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.63124410
Raith Rovers6222868

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Ayr Utd. only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Raith Rovers 11 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.