Raith Rovers

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Gayfield Park

Kick off: 3.00pm


Admission Information:

Adults – £14

Concessions – £8

Parent & Child – £17

Raith Rovers supporters will be housed in the Pleasureland end of the ground.

Match Preview:

After a week in cold storage due to the enforced cancellation of last weekend’s match against Albion Rovers, Raith head to Gayfield this Saturday to take on Dick Campbell’s Arbroath.

The Red Lichties go into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Stranraer, a loss that sees them sit just outside the playoff spots in fifth, but they’d shown good recent form until that point, with three successive wins.

That mid-table position is driven by their form at Gayfield, as despite having League One’s third best away record, only Forfar, Queen’s Park and Albion Rovers have picked up fewer points at home.

It’s certainly not a lack of goals that’s holding them back from taking up a top-four position, with Arbroath the second top scorers in the division, with 34 strikes in 15 games, a figure that only Ayr United have surpassed to date.

Ex-Raith midfielder, Ryan McCord has been Arbroath’s most dangerous player to date, with nine goals to his credit, but his performances in general have marked him out as one of the most creative players in the third tier this season.

The clubs last met at Stark’s Park in October, and despite a bright start from the visitors, two goals in five first-half minutes from Lewis Vaughan and Jason Thomson sealed a 2-0 win for Barry Smith’s men.

It’s been over eight years since Raith last visited the venue in a competitive fixture, when goals from Robert Sloan and Mark Campbell sealed a 2-0 win for John McGlynn’s team.

Raith Rovers have a good record in this fixture, with just one defeat in the last ten meetings, with five wins and four draws in that sequence.

Saturday’s match referee will be Euan Anderson.

Head-To-head Away League Record:

Arbroath Wins: 13 |Raith Rovers Wins: 14 | Draws: 3

Arbroath Goals: 53 | Raith Rovers Goals: 51

Current Form:

Arbroath: L-L-W-W-W-L

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Arboath: Ryan McCord 9 | Danny Denholm 8 |Bobby Linn 4

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 18 | Greig Spence 9 | Liam Buchanan 8

Match Odds:

Arbroath: 15/8 | Raith Rovers: 11/8 | Draw: 13/5

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