Celtic

Raith Rovers 

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Celtic Park

Kick off: 7.45pm

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers return to the League Cup quarter finals this Thursday, when they head to Celtic Park to face off against Angie Postecoglu’s Celtic team.

It’ll be the first time Rovers have been in the last eight of the League Cup since they faced off against St Johnstone in 1994, and they’ll be hoping everything goes similarly, with a 3-1 win at Perth, followed up by wins over Airdrie and Celtic on the way to winning the trophy.

Celtic have been in faltering form of late, with three league defeats in six, but notably, they’ve a 100% home record, scoring 15 goals in the process against Dundee, St Mirren and Ross County.

This will be the first time the two sides have met since a third round League Cup meeting back in 2015, when goals from Kris Commons and Stefan Johansen eventually saw Celtic home by two goals to nil.

You have to go back a little longer, 1962 to be precise, for Rovers last win at Celtic Park, when a 1-0 win in the old First Division, in a season where Rovers just kept their heads above water in the top flight, finishing 13th from 16, and two points above the relegation zone.

Raith don’t have the best of records in this fixture, with just one draw from the last 10 meetings.

Thursday’s match referee will be David Munro.

Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Celtic:

Celtic Wins: 20

Raith Rovers Wins: 2

Draws: 1

Celtic Goals: 75

Raith Rovers Goals: 20

Current Form:

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

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

Top Scorers:

Celtic: Kyogo Furahashi 7, David Turnbull 5

Raith Rovers: Dario Zanatta 5, Lewis Vaughan 4

Match Odds:

Celtic: 1/11

Raith Rovers: 9/1

Draw: 25/1

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