FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Raith Rovers v East Fife fixture

East Fife face a trip to Raith Rovers at Stark's Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Fifers have recorded 12 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 08 NovEast Fife0 - 2Raith RoversSCD2
2008/2009Sat 13 SepRaith Rovers1 - 1East FifeSCD2
2001/2002Tue 07 AugEast Fife2 - 3Raith RoversSCC
1987/1988Wed 01 JulEast Fife1 - 2Raith RoversSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulRaith Rovers0 - 1East FifeSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulRaith Rovers7 - 1East FifeSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulEast Fife2 - 1Raith RoversSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Rovers, with 6 goals against.

The Fifers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Fifers, and 6 goals against.

Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 18 games giving them a return of 38 points. East Fife lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 28 from their 19 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Raith Rovers6222888
East Fife640211612

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Fifers could well see them head back from Stark's Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
East Fife 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.