Raith Rovers

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Celtic Park, Glasgow

Kick off: 7.45pm

Admission Information:

Tickets must be purchased from the office at Stark’s Park by 4pm on Wednesday. No cash gate available at Celtic Park.

Adult – £15
OAP (over 65) – £10
Child (Under 16) – £10
Child (Under 13) – £5

Match Preview:

After picking up their first league win on their travels against St. Mirren on Friday evening, Raith Rovers head back to the west coast this Wednesday, to tackle a Celtic who also go into the match on a high, after beating Dundee 6-0 on Sunday.

The League Cup third round tie will be the third time the two sides have played each other in as many years, with a match-up in the same competition in 2012, as well as a meeting in the Scottish Cup at Stark’s Park a year later.

A four-goal haul from Gary Hooper fired Celtic into the quarter-finals back in 2012, although Rovers’ Allan Walker delighted the large travelling support with an equalising goal just before the half-hour mark, when his effort from 20-yards, took a deflection of Thomas Rogne and looped over Lukas Zaluska.

The Scottish Cup tie in 2013 was also won by Celtic with a three-goal margin, after second-half goals from Kris Commons and a double from James Forrest, produced a 3-0 scoreline.

A win for the Kirkcaldy side would create a small piece of history for Rovers, as Raith have never won a cup-tie at Celtic Park in 14 attempts. Indeed, their last victory at the venue came back in 1962, with a 1-0 victory in the First Division, a season which saw Celtic finish third behind Rangers and Champions Dundee, while Raith Rovers finished thirteenth, four places and two points above the relegation zone.

As you would perhaps expect, Celtic have an almost imperious record in the most recent head-to-head record between the two clubs, with nine and a draw from the last ten fixtures.

Wednesday night’s match referee will be John McKendrick.

Head-to-Head Cup Record at Celtic Park:

Celtic Wins: 14 | Raith Rovers Wins: 0 | Draws: 0

Celtic Goals: 48 | Raith Rovers Goals: 10

Current Form:

Celtic: W-L-W-L-D-W

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

Top Goalscorers:

Celtic: Leigh Griffiths 10, Nir Bitton 4, Stefan Johansen 3

Raith Rovers: Kyle Benedictus 3, James Craigen 2, Mark Stewart 2, Lewis Vaughan 2

Match Odds:

Celtic: 1/16 | Raith Rovers: 33/1 | Draw: 9/1

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