Raith Rovers 

Dunfermline

Saturday 8th May 2021

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm

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Live streaming of the game is £12 and is available on Raith TV here. Season tickets holders will be provided with free access.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers and Dunfermline couldn’t be separated in the first leg of the Premiership Playoff quarter-final on Tuesday evening, with Saturday’s return leg now a winner takes all affair.

The first 90 minutes were goalless at East End Park, in a game of few clear cut chances. Dunfermline enjoyed the better of proceedings in the opening half, but while the second was a more back-and-forth affair, neither side could get that all important advantage going into this one.

Whoever comes out on top at the weekend will go onto face Dundee in the semi-final of the playoffs next week, a stage that Raith have yet to reach since the end of season format was introduced.

The closest they came was back in 2016, when a 1-0 win over Hibernian in the quarter-final first leg was overturned by the Hibees at Easter Road, who eventually ran out 2-1 aggregate winners.

Considering there’d been 15 goals in the three previous Fife derby encounters this season, the 0-0 draw was perhaps a little unexpected, indeed, this is a fixture which generally produces goals, with the midweek blank scorecard only the second between the sides in the last 32 meetings.

Rovers will be hoping home comforts mean they can produce a performance similar to the one they produced the last time the Pars were the visitors, when a goal from Regan Hendry and braces from Jamie Gullan and Lewis Vaughan eased Rovers to a 5-1 win, a result which was their biggest win over their rivals since a 6-0 win on New Years Day 1983.

However, Dunfermline have the slight better record in the most recent meetings between the two, with four wins and three draws from the last 10 fixtures.

Saturday’s match referee will be Greg Aitken.

Head-To-Head Home League Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 16 | Dunfermline Wins: 19 | Draws: 16

Raith Rovers Goals: 80 | Dunfermline Goals: 73

Current Form:

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

Dunfermline: D-D-W-W-L-D

Top Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Manny Duku 10 | Daniel Armstrong 6

Dunfermline: Kevin O’Hara 11 | Declan McManus 10

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 7/5 | Dunfermline: 2/1 | Draw: 9/4

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