Dumbarton

V

Raith Rovers

Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium

Saturday 19th November 2016

Kick off: 3.00pm

 

 Admission Information:

Adult – £18

Concessions – £9

Parent and Child – £24

There will be MAJOR M74 roadworks that will seriously affect M8 travel. Take a wide diversion and allow extra time for travelling. 

Match Preview:

After a pause last week due to the international break, Raith Rovers are back in business this Saturday, with a trip to the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium to play Dumbarton.

It’ll be a contest between two teams in differing seams of form, with Rovers currently on a run of just one defeat in six league games, while the Sons have only one league win from their last 11 outings.

While Raith were kicking their heels last weekend, Dumbarton were in action, going down to a 2-0 home defeat to Morton, thanks to second half goals from Mark Russell and Kudus Oyenuga.

Despite the current sequence which Dumbarton find themselves in, a recent 1-0 win over St. Mirren sees Steve Aitken’s men sitting eighth in the table, one point clear of ninth placed Dunfermline, and six clear of the Paisley Buddies.

Like many of the meetings between these two sides, this season’s only other match up was a high scoring affair, with Raith roaring into a 3-0 half-time lead, with strikes from Kevin McHattie, Ross Callachan and Scott Roberts. However, in a match which almost followed the same lines as last term’s 3-3 draw, Gary Locke’s men were almost reeled in during the closing stages, after goals from Ryan Stevenson and Robert Thomson, as Raith clung on to a 3-2 victory.

Those five goals now mean that this fixture has produced 68 goals in 17 games, although after the recent preview which suggested goals were virtually guaranteed in the recent Fife derby, there’ll be no such assurances given for this one!

Rovers have a good record in this fixture of late, with five wins and three draws from the last ten league meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Muir.

Head-To-Head League Record at Dumbarton:

Dumbarton Wins: 27 | Raith Rovers Wins: 19 | Draws: 10

Dumbarton Goals: 123 | Raith Rovers Goals: 89

Current Form:

Dumbarton:  D-L-L-D-W-L

Raith Rovers:  W-L-D-W-W-D

Top Goal Scorers:

Dumbarton: Robert Thomson 4 | Garry Fleming 3 | Mark Docherty 3

Raith Rovers:  Mark Stewart 5 | Declan McManus 4 | Ross Callachan 3

Match Odds:

Dumbarton: 21/10 | Raith Rovers: 5/4 | Draw: 5/2

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