Raith Rovers 


Saturday 13th July 2019

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 3.00pm

Betfred Cup

Admission Information: 

Adult – £12 

Under 21 / Over 65 / Disabled – £6*

*Concession tickets must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of I.D will be required.

Dundee fans will be housed in the McDermid Stand. Adults pay at the turnstiles and concessions purchase a ticket from the ticket pod before entering the turnstiles.

The new look Raith Suite bar will be open for Home supporters only from 12.30pm.

Match Preview:

After four consecutive pre-season victories, Raith Rovers start their competitive campaign this Saturday, with a visit from Championship side Dundee in a League Cup group stage match at Stark’s Park.

The newly-relegated Tayside club will have a revamped look about them, after new manager James McPake overhauled the playing squad, after a miserable Premiership campaign last time out.

It’s been a case of 11 out and seven in since the Dee finished bottom of the top-tier with just 21 points, as McPake hopes to lead the side back up at the first attempt, with most of the new arrivals experienced at Championship level.

The defence could potentially line up with two Jordan’s and a Jordon across the back four, after Jordan’s McGhee and Marshall were brought in from Falkirk and Queen of the South respectively, while former Hibs centre-half, Jordon Foster was signed from Cheltenham.

The other four new recruits are all midfielders to trade, with Josh Todd the second arrival from Queen’s, while winger Declan McDaid was snapped up after leaving Ayr United.

Shaun Byrne was a surprising acquisition after he impressed in the Premiership with Livingston last season, while former Plymouth Argyle midfielder Jamie Ness is their most recent signing after he was released by League Two club.

The two teams have met each other 14 times in the League Cup, with Raith recording just one victory, which came back in 1981 with a 2-1 win at Dens Park.

The last two meetings between the two have both come in this competition, and while Dundee ran out straightforward 4-0 winners in 2014, it was a far tighter and more exciting affair at the same stage two seasons ago.

Soufian Moussa had given the away side the lead with less than 20 minutes remaining, but Lewis Vaughan appeared to have sealed a draw and penalty shoot out with a last minute equaliser.

However, the three points travelled back across the Tay, after Jack Hendry scored the winner two minutes into injury time.

Rovers have a poor record in this fixture in general, with just one win and three draws from the last 10 meetings.

Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Dundee:

Raith Rovers Wins: 6 | Dundee Wins: 14 | Draws: 3

Raith Rovers Goals: 17 | Dundee Goals: 42

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 13/5 | Dundee: 10/11 | Draw: 11/5

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