Raith Rovers 

Saturday 17th April 2021

Indodrill Stadium

Kick off: 12.00pm 

The game can be streamed live here  for £12. 

Match Preview: 

After a fantastic away win on Tuesday evening against Queen of the South in Dumfries, Raith Rovers go looking for another win on the road this Saturday, as they travel to Clackmannanshire to take on Alloa Athletic.

A victory for Raith would secure a Premiership playoff position, but they’ll need to work hard against an Alloa side who must get a result to have any hope of staying in the division.

With the Wasps eight points from safety with only three games remaining however, it’s going to take something quite extraordinary to keep Peter Grant’s team from dropping into the third tier.

They also go into this one on the back of a thumping last weekend, with Hearts dishing out a 6-0 rout, in a match which combined with the scores on the Saturday, sealed the title for the Tynecastle team.

Rovers have a 100% record against Alloa this season, with the games featuring 11 goals, the vast majority of which have come for Rovers.

The first meeting was on Boxing Day, when Manny Duku and Daniel Armstrong had Raith in control after just over half an hour, but a Liam Buchanan goal with 15 minutes remaining changed the complexion of the match.

Lars Lokotsch seemed to make the points safe with six minutes left, but another Buchanan goal in the 89th minute had Rovers fans sweating again.

They needn’t have worried though, as two goals in injury time from Ethan Ross eased Rovers home.

It was another case of a win looking more comfortable than it really was in February, when Athletic were the visitors to Stark’s Park.

Innes Cameron gave the away side the lead, and that’s how it stayed until the final quarter of the match. However, an equaliser from Iain Davidson gave Rovers something to build on, and Regan Hendry and Jamie Gullan eventually got Raith over the line in the last five minutes.

Despite those back-to-back wins, Rovers have traditionally struggled in this fixture in recent years, with just three wins and four draws from their last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Greg Aitken.

Head-To-Head Away League Record Versus Alloa:

Alloa Wins: 17 | Raith Rovers Wins: 24 | Draws: 10

Alloa Goals: 76 | Raith Rovers Goals: 91

Current Form:

Alloa: D-W-L-D-L-L | Raith Rovers: D-W-W-W-L-D-W

Top Scorers:

Alloa: Alan Trouten 8 | Liam Buchanan 6

Raith Rovers: Manny Duku 10 | Daniel Armstrong 6

Match Odds:

Alloa: 14/5 | Raith Rovers: 5/6 | Draw: 11/4

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