Raith Rovers 

Dundee United

Saturday 17th December 2016

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adult – £20

Concessions (under 16, over 65 and disabled) –  £10 

Parent and Child – £25

Concessionary tickets must be purchased at the ticket office whilst full paying adults pay at the gate.

The home ticket office and the away ticket pod will be open from 1.30pm.

Season ticket holders please note this game is voucher 9

Match Preview: 

Dundee United visit Stark’s Park competitively for the first time since 1996 this weekend, as Raith look to bounce back from their first defeat in seven last weekend.

The 1-0 defeat to St Mirren meant that Rovers failed to take advantage of dropped points from the teams above them, with Falkirk drawing 2-2 with Queen of the South, whilst Morton lost to Dunfermline.

Those results left Raith fifth in the Championship, just outside the playoff places on goal difference from Morton

Dundee United on the other hand are the form team of the division, with Ray McKinnon’s men now unbeaten in 11 consecutive league and cup matches, with their last loss coming against Falkirk back in September.

That run has seen them close the gap to Hibernian, which at one stage stretched to seven points, to just goal difference, with Hibs now topping the table by the slenderest of margins.

If this Saturday’s match is anything like the last meeting at Tannadice back in August, then those in attendance are going to be in for a treat.

Willo Flood opened the scoring for the home side after 17 minutes, before Cammy Smith doubled the lead from the penalty spot.

Undaunted however, Rovers grew into the game after the half hour mark, with Jordan Thompson reducing the deficit before the interval, while a Kevin McHattie drive from distance brought Rovers a deserved share of the spoils with 18 minutes remaining.

The most recent head-to-head record between the pair is reasonably even, with three Raith wins to United’s four from the last ten league meetings between the pair.

Saturday’s match referee will be Steven Kirkland.

Head-To-Head League Record at Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 6 | Dundee United Wins: 10 | Draws: 5

 

Raith Rovers Goals: 33 | Dundee United Goals: 37

 

Current Form:

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

Dundee United: W-W-W-D-W-W

 

Top Goal Scorers:

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

Dundee United: Tony Andreu 9 | Simon Murray 8 | Cammy Smith 5

 

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 27/10 | Dundee United: Evens | Draw: 5/2

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