Raith Rovers

Saturday 14th December 2019

The Falkirk Stadium

Kick off: 3.00pm


Match Preview:

Raith Rovers came out on top of last weekend’s top of the table clash against Airdrie, but the big games are coming thick and fast this month, with John McGlynn’s table toppers heading to the Falkirk Stadium to face off against third placed Falkirk this Saturday.

The Bairns are under new management, after previous incumbent Ray McKinnon was dismissed last month, with Lee Miller and David McCracken now filling the hot seats on a temporary basis.

The duo are unbeaten in management so far, with wins over Linlithgow Rose and Stranraer, while last Saturday saw them draw 0-0 with East Fife.

That result, coupled with Rovers win over Airdrie, left Falkirk four points behind Raith, with the two clashing for the third time this weekend.

Rovers won the first meeting back in September, when two goals from the penalty spot were enough to seal a 2-0 win for McGlynn’s men.

It was less straightforward a month later, when Louis Longridge and Connor Sammon fired Falkirk into an early two goal lead, but a storming second half fightback saw Rovers equalise through Michael Miller and Daniel Armstrong to share the spoils.

Despite this seasons results, Raith have a poor recent record in this fixture, with just two wins and three draws from the last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Gavin Ross.

Head-To-Head Away League Record Versus Falkirk:

Falkirk Wins: 45 | Raith Rovers Wins: 19 | Draws: 15

Falkirk Goals: 145 | Raith Rovers Goals: 91

Current Form:

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

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

Top Scorers:

Falkirk: Declan McManus 11 | Conor Sammon 9

Raith Rovers: Kieron Bowie 8 | Lewis Allan 6 | Michael Miller 5

Match Odds:

Falkirk: 13/20 | Raith Rovers: 16/5 | Draw: 3/1


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