Raith Rovers

V

Falkirk

Saturday 10th September 2016

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adult – £15
Junior (Under 16 – when accompanied by an adult) – £5
Junior (12 – 16 – when unaccompanied) – £8
Over 65 – £8
College/Uni Collection – £10
Jobseeker Concession – £10
Disabled – £8 (carer, if required, is free) 

Match Preview:

Peter Houston’s Falkirk side are the visitors to Stark’s Park this Saturday, and they’ll be looking to extend their winning run to three matches, after recent victories against Dumbarton and Elgin City.

Those results came on the back of three league matches without a win for the Bairns, who’d taken just one point from their opening three fixtures against Hibernian, Queen of the South and Morton. However, the 1-0 win over Dumbarton lifted last season’s Championship runners-up up to sixth in the table, just a point outside the play-off spots.

The departures of key-players, Will Vaulks and Blair Alston in the summer, left Peter Houston with the vexing problem of how to replace them, although a number of new faces have arrived since the clubs last met.

Defender, Luca Gasparotto has signed after leaving Rangers, and he could be joined in the back-four by Lewis Kidd, who was acquired after leaving Queen of the South. Familiar face, James Craigen swapped Stark’s Park for the Falkirk Stadium, while John Rankin also joined after departing Tannadice.

The last time Raith took three points from a home fixture against Falkirk was back in November 2012, when Grant Anderson scored a late winner, after David Smith had cancelled out an opener from Falkirk’s Luke Leahy.

Unsurprisingly then, Raith Rovers have a poor recent head-to-head record against Falkirk, with just one win and four draws from their last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Euan Anderson.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 29 | Falkirk Wins: 27 | Draws: 20

Raith Rovers Goals: 115 | Falkirk Goals: 108

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal-Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Declan McManus 3 | Ross Callachan 2 | Mark Stewart 2 | Lewis Vaughan 2

Falkirk: Bob McHugh 3 | John Baird 2 | Lee Miller 2

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 29/20 | Falkirk: 17/10 | Draw: 13/5

In response to a recent event at Stark’s Park, please see Ground Rules and Regulations number 27.

 

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