SPFL cinch Championship

Airdrieonians v Raith Rovers

Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie
Saturday 6th January 2024
Kick off: 3pm

 

Ticket Purchase Information

Rovers supporters will be housed in the East Stand. Tickets must be purchased online, from the button below or from the QR codes at The Excelsior Stadium:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

East Stand

Adults £20
Over 65 £15
Student/Unemployed/Disabled/16-17 £13
Child (under 16) £8
Parent & Child (under 16) £25

All children aged 12 and Under MUST be accompanied by a person over the age of 16.

 

Additional Information

  • Raith Rovers supporters should park in the Away supporters car park at the stadium, accessed via Petersburn Road (£3 for cars, £5 for busses)
  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 2pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.

 

Match Preview

After yet another Fife derby success on Tuesday, Raith Rovers will be looking to retain their lead at the top of the table, when they travel to the Excelsior Stadium to face Airdrieonians.

The Diamonds have been something of a bogey team for Rovers this campaign, and are the only side in the Championship they’ve yet to register a win over.

Rovers only league defeat came at this venue in September, and it was 1-1 in the return fixture in November, when Callum Smith opened the scoring just before the interval, only for Nikolay Todorov to equalise early in the second period.

Rhys McCabe’s men have been in good form over the festive period, picking up seven points from nine with wins over Queen’s Park and Inverness, and drawing with Morton, keeping two clean sheets from the three games.

Tuesday afternoon’s 2-0 win over Inverness lifted them back into the playoff spots, a point ahead of Dunfermline, who have played a game less.

Despite Rovers not registering a win over Airdrie this season, they do have an excellent record in the fixture, with just one defeat in 19 games between the two.

If recent matches are a guide though, we shouldn’t expect too many goals in the game, with five of the last six finishing 1-0, although there hasn’t been a nil nil draw between the two since 2012.

Saturday’s match referee will be Dan McFarlane.

 

Head-to-Head Record:

Airdrie wins: 11

Raith Rovers wins: 19

Draws: 12

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