Hamilton Academical


Raith Rovers

Saturday 20th April 2013

Douglas Park, Hamilton

Kick Off: 3.00pm


Adults – £16

Concessions – £8 (over 65s and under 18s)

Raith fans shall occupy the Spice of Life North Stand (behind the goal, turnstiles 10-12). Admission is by cash only at the turnstiles. Photo ID is required for concessionary entry. Disabled supporter admission is £10 which includes a carer, where necessary, and these tickets should be booked in advance by contacting Hamilton Academical direct. Such tickets are limited to 13 (plus 13).


Match Preview

Raith Rovers head to New Douglas Park on Saturday, looking to move level on points with opponents Hamilton Academical, who currently sit one place above Raith in fifth place. The home side will be looking to close the gap on third placed Livingston, who are just 4 points above the Lanarkshire outfit.
Both teams go into the game on the back of midweek 0-0 draws. While Rovers were delaying Partick’s inevitable title party on Tuesday evening, Hamilton were being held to a similar blank scoreline by a Livingston side who were a man short for more than an hour, after Ross Docherty was dismissed for a late challenge on Ziggy Gordon after 27 minutes.
New Hamilton manager Alex Neil is unbeaten during his short managerial reign, with 3 wins and a draw from his 4 games in charge.
Saturday’s match referee is Crawford Allan.

Team News

Raith Rovers have no new injury worries ahead of the match, while Hamilton will still be without the suspended Jonathon Page. Kieran Millar is also doubtful due to a knee injury.


Raith go into the game with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats from their last 6 matches. Hamilton however are in a rich vein of form, with 4 wins and a draw over the same period. This run sees them sitting second in the First Division form table, behind Partick.
If Raith are to come out on top on Saturday then they may need to stifle prolific front man, Stevie May. The on loan St Johnstone striker has already bagged 8 goals this month, including hat trick’s in consecutive games against Airdrie and Livingston. May’s impressive April form means he now has 22 goals for the season.
The last ten matches between the two sides couldn’t be more even with both teams winning 4 apiece, and 2 finishing all square.

Overall Head-To-Head League Record At Hamilton

Hamilton Academical wins 26
Raith Rovers wins 20
Draws 18
Hamilton Academical goals 98
Raith Rovers goals 95

Match Odds

Hamilton Academical 10/11
Raith Rovers 3/1
Draw 11/4

Match Preview by Shaughan McGuigan

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