Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Saturday 21st November 2020
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Kick off: 3.00pm
Raith Rovers get back to league duty this weekend, and it’ll be against opponents that they played not so long ago in Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
The two sides met a little over a week ago, playing out an exciting 3-3 draw at Stark’s Park in the group stages of the League Cup, a match which see-sawed one way then the next, before Raith took the bonus point with a win on penalties.
Manny Duku had given Rovers the lead in the 11th minute, only for Shane Sutherland to equalise in the 24th. Rovers enjoyed the better of the play in the first period, but the opposite was the case in the second, with Danny Devine’s own goal probably coming against the run of play.
Back came John Robertson’s side through, and they turned the game on its head with two goals in two minutes, with James Keatings restoring parity from the penalty spot, seconds before Roddy MacGregor tapped in a rebound to put the away side in front.
However, a frantic last ten minutes saw Raith push for a leveller, and they got it through Duku, before prevailing on penalties three to two.
It was Rovers first win over Inverness since 2000, when Raith won 2-1 up at Inverness in the First Division.
Both teams go into the game on the back of 1-0 wins against lower league opposition.
Raith defeated East Fife in the final game of their Betfred Cup campaign, thanks to a goal from Duku, while Inverness won by the same score line against East Fife, with a goal scored by Sutherland.
Raith’s record in this fixture doesn’t make for great reading, with one win and nine defeats from the last 10 meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Newlands.
Head-To-Head League Record At Inverness:
Inverness Wins: 7 | Raith Rovers Wins: 2 | Draws: 1
Inverness Goals: 24 | Raith Rovers Goals: 11
Raith Rovers: W-W-D-W-W-W
Inverness: Nikolay Todorov 3 | Shane Sutherland 2
Raith Rovers: Manny Duku 7 | Daniel Armstrong 3 | Ross Matthews 3
Inverness: 6/4 | Raith Rovers: 13/8 | Draw: 5/2