Team Pd GD Pt
1 Hearts 12 18 27
2 Dunfermline 12 7 21
3 Dundee 12 2 20
4 Raith Rovers 10 11 18
5 Greenock Morton 12 -4 16
6 Ayr United 12 0 14
7 Queen of the South 13 -11 14
8 Inverness CT 9 3 12
9 Alloa Athletic 12 -16 8
10 Arbroath 12 -10 7
Updated: 23rd Jan

Match Preview: Stirling (Away)

Friday January 8th 2021

Stirling Albion 

Raith Rovers 

Forthbank

Tuesday 12th January 2021 

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Scottish Cup R2

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers Scottish Cup campaign begins on Tuesday, as they travel to take on Stirling Albion at Forthbank.

Kevin Rutkeiwicz’s team has made an impressive start to their League Two campaign, sitting fourth in the table, level on points with the two sides directly above them, Elgin City and Stranraer, and five points behind leaders Queen’s Park.

The Binos are unbeaten in five matches, and were on course to make that six at the weekend, when their match at Ochilview was abandoned while they led one nil due to a frosty pitch.

Albion reached this stage of the competition thanks to a 3-0 win at Lowland League side Berwick Rangers in the last round, thanks to goals from Kurtis Roberts, Declan Byrne and top goal scorer, Andy Ryan.

These two sides haven’t met since 2014, and that also was in the Scottish Cup, when goals from Barrie Mackay and Grant Anderson sealed a 2-0 win for Raith.

That win set up a fifth round tie with Rangers, who Rovers defeated 2-1 at Ibrox, before losing to eventual winners Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the quarter finals.

Rovers have the upper hand in the most recent meetings between the two, with six wins and a draw from the last 10 match ups.

Saturday’s match referee will be Steven McLean.

Head-To-Head Cup Record:

Stirling Albion Wins: 4 | Raith Rovers Wins: 9 | Draws: 0

Stirling Albion Goals: 19 | Raith Rovers Goals: 35

Current Form:

Stirling Albion: L-W-D-W-W-W

Raith Rovers: W-L-D-D-W-L

Top Scorers:

Stirling Albion: Andy Ryan 6 | Declan Byrne 3 | Jack Leitch 3

Raith Rovers: Manny Duku 9 | Daniel Armstrong 4

Match Odds:

Stirling Albion: 10/3 | Raith Rovers: 8/13 | Draw: 16/5

Hearts beat Rovers 4-2 in extra-time in the William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round replay at Tynecastle. The teams finished 1-1 after 90 minutes with Bobby Barr scoring the Rovers goal in normal time. Ryan Hardie equalised a Malaury Martin Penalty in extra time before Jamie Walker and Bjorn Johnsen won it for Hearts.
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