Falkirk

V

Raith Rovers

 Saturday 22nd October 2016

The Falkirk Stadium

Kick off: 3.00pm

 

 Admission Prices:

Adult:- £18

Conc:- £12 (over 65, fulltime student, unemployed, ambulant disabled, carer) *proof must be provided

Under 18:- £6

Under 12:- Free (maximum 4 per paying adult)

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers head to Falkirk this Saturday, looking to pick up their first win over the Bairns since 2014, in what would be just their second league victory over Peter Houston’s side in 16 attempts.

They’ll have their work cut out for them however, against a Falkirk team who as well as being the Championship’s form side, have the best home record in the division.

Although Falkirk started the season slowly, with just one point from their first three matches, a sequence of five wins and a draw now sees them in third place in the table, just a point behind first placed Hibernian and second placed Queen of the South.

Their latest win came at the expense of Dunfermline Athletic, with Craig Sibbald and Myles Hippolyre providing the goals in a 2-1 win which was more convincing than the scoreline suggests

While that run has also lifted them above Raith in the table, a win from Gary Locke’s team at the weekend, would see Rovers move level again on points.

The last meeting at Stark’s Park in September saw Falkirk pick up their first away league win in this season, with the goals coming from John Baird and Tom Taiwo in a 2-0 win for the visitors. The result also inflicted Raith’s first defeat in the league since a 2-0 loss to Rangers at Ibrox on the opening day of March.

The two goal margin of victory was the first time either side had won this fixture by more than one goal since a 4-2 win for Falkirk at Stark’s Park in March 2014.

Raith’s last league win over Falkirk occurred in December 2014, when a late Ryan Conroy goal from close range was enough to seal a 1-0 victory.

Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook

Head-To-Head League Record At Falkirk:

Falkirk Wins: 44| Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Draws: 15

Falkirk Goals: 142 | Raith Rovers Goals: 87

Current Form:

Falkirk: W-W-W-D-L-W

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Falkirk: John Baird 4 |  Lee Miller 4

Raith Rovers: Ross Callachan 3 | Declan McManus 3

Match Odds:

Falkirk: 3/4 | Raith Rovers: 18/5  | Draw: 14/5

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