Raith Rovers

 Falkirk Stadium

Saturday 1st April

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Information:

Adult:- £18

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

Under 18:- £6

Under 12:- £0 (maximum 4 per paying adult)

Wheelchair Disabled and Carer – FOC 

Raith Rovers fans will be housed in the North Stand. Admission is pay at the gate.

Match Preview:

Raith head to the Falkirk Stadium this weekend, for another huge match, that could go a long way to securing their Championship future.

They face a tough task against a side which has it’s eyes firmly set on taking second place in the table, and with it, the avoidance of a play-off round, but Rovers have already produced one of their finest performances of the season at the same venue back in October.

Iain Davidson put Raith ahead in the 17th minute, only for John Baird to equalise seconds later. Mark Stewart and Declan McManus appeared to put the game beyond doubt in the second period, although Lee Miller then reduced the arrears with 15 minutes remaining. However, Stewart completed his brace and secured the points in the 79th minute, to seal an impressive 4-2 win.

It’s been a different story in the two matches at Stark’s Park this term though, with Falkirk taking maximum points on both occasions.

John Baird and Tom Taiwo were on the score-sheet in a 2-0 win for the Bairns in September, and it was an even more one-sided affair in January, when Falkirk produced an excellent performance to win 4-1.

Chris Johnston put Rovers in front in the opening ten minutes, only for Myles Hippolyte to restore parity shortly after. Goals from Bob McHugh and Craig Sibbald saw Peter Houston’s men 3-1 up at the interval, and a goal just after the break from Sibbald again, completed the scoring.

While Rovers have picked up four points from their last two games, Falkirk go into this fixture on the back of two straight defeats, after losing to Morton in the live Alba game two weeks ago, whilst last weekend saw them going down to a late James Keatings strike in a 2-1 loss to Hibernian.

Rovers have a poor record in this fixture in recent times, with just two wins and three draws from the last ten meetings, although both those wins have come away from home.

Saturday’s match referee will be Nick Walsh.

Head-To-Head League Record at Falkirk:

Falkirk Wins: 44 | Raith Rovers Wins: 19 | Draws: 15

Falkirk Goals: 144 | Raith Rovers Goals: 91

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal-scorers:

Falkirk: John Baird 10 | Craig Sibbald 10

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | Ryan Hardie 6 | Declan McManus 5

Match Odds:

Falkirk: 11/20 | Raith Rovers: 21/4 | Draw: 3/1

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