Albion Rovers 

Raith Rovers 

Cliftonhill 

Saturday 17th February 2018

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information: 

Adult – £14
Concession – £7
Children under 12 – £2

Concession entry covers over 65, Unemployed (on production of the appropriate benefit card), students with student ID and Disabled  (Carer Free).

Match Preview:

After extending their lead at the top of the League One table to eight points at the weekend, Raith Rovers will be aiming to retain, or even extend that gap, with a trip Cliftonhill to face Albion Rovers on Saturday.

The two sides met as recently as the 6th of February, when a brace from John Herron and a solitary strike from Jason Thomson sealed a 3-1 win, after Michael Hopkins had briefly restored parity for Brian Kerr’s side.

Albion Rovers have been on a poor run of late, with six successive defeats, but they do have experience of beating Rovers this season, with a 2-1 win over Barry Smith’s men in September.

That was one of only two home wins for the Wee Rovers this term, a scenario which has contributed to their position of eighth in the table, a point clear of both Queen’s Park and Forfar Athletic.

While Rovers experienced hiccups with their away form earlier in the campaign, a run of just one defeat in 13 league matches, which includes three wins and two draws from six matches away from Stark’s Park, suggests Raith have turned a corner with regards their away form.

Despite boasting the most miserly defence in the league, Rovers will have to pay particular attention to Alan Trouten, who with 23 goals to his name, is proving to be one of the division’s deadliest marksmen.

If Rovers were to lose at the weekend, it’ll be the first time they’ve lost twice in the same season to Albion Rovers since the 1974/75 season, a campaign where Albion Rovers finished twelfth, and Raith thirteenth in the old Second Division.

Raith are without a win in their last three visits to Cliftonhill, with their last victory at the venue coming back in April 1987, but despite that, Rovers have a good record in the most recent head-to-head,  winning six and drawing two of the last ten meetings between the sides.

Saturday’s match referee will be Gavin Duncan

Head-To-Head Away League Record:

Albion Rovers Wins: 17 | Raith Rovers Wins: 14 | Draws: 8

Albion Rovers Goals: 61 | Raith Rovers Goals: 54

Current Form:

Albion Rovers: L-L-L-L-L-L

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Albion Rovers: Alan Trouten 23 | Connor Shields 12

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 20 | Greig Spence 13 |  Liam Buchanan 12

Match Odds:

Albion Rovers: 21/5 | Raith Rovers: 8/13 | Draw: 16/5

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