Hibernian 

Raith Rovers 

Easter Road 

Saturday 2nd January 2016

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Prices: 

Adults – £22

Under 18 / Over 65 – £12

Tickets must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. 

UPDATE: There will be two cash turnstiles in operation for Raith Rovers support. However you are still strongly advised to arrive at Easter Road Stadium in good time as queues are likely to form as kick off approaches.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers will be first-footing it across the Forth this Saturday, when they travel to Easter Road to face up to Hibernian, in the first match of a league and cup double-header against Alan Stubbs side.

It’ll be a contest between the teams who currently reside in third and fourth position in the Championship, after Hibs slipped down a notch, after their 4-2 defeat at Ibrox was followed up the next evening by Falkirk’s win against Livingston, which lifted Peter Houston’s men to second in the table.

Raith have yet to register a point in two previous fixtures against the Hibees this season, although they could barely have come closer in the last meeting at Stark’s Park in October, which saw Hibs dominate the first half, and the reverse being the case in the second. John McGinn and Jason Cummings put Hibs two up in the first period, but despite a Raith fight-back which saw Jon Daly half the arrears, and a number of close run things, Hibernian held on to win 2-1.

The last encounter at Easter Road also saw Hibs take a two goal lead, this time through James Keatings and Cummings again, but this time the match was of the slightly more straightforward variety, as Hibs kept Rovers at arms-length for a 2-0 win.

That defeat was Raith’s first loss to Hibs at Easter Road in four attempts, after the two matches there last season finished one apiece, while the Scottish Cup meeting in 2014, famously saw Rovers triumph by three goals to two.

A quick look at the league table shows what Rovers are up against this weekend however. Only Rangers have picked up more points and scored more goals at home than Hibernian this season, while their miserly defence have conceded just six goals at their own venue, a figure that only Falkirk have bettered in the current campaign. In addition, Rovers last league win at Easter Road was just over 20 years ago, with a 2-1 win in the Premier League back in December 1995.

As you would perhaps expect, Hibernian have by far the better head-to-head record in this fixture, with seven wins in the last ten league meetings, compared to Raith’s one.

The referee for this Saturday’s match will be George Salmond.

Head-to-Head League Record at Easter Road:

Hibernian Wins: 33 | Raith Rovers Wins: 8 | Draws: 8

Hibernian Goals: 48 | Raith Rovers Goals: 106

Current Form:

Hibernian: W-W-W-D-W-L

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

Top Goalscorers:

Hibernian: Jason Cummings 15 | James Keatings 7 | Dominique Malonga 4

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | James Craigen 4 | Kyle Benedictus 3

Match Odds:

Hibernian: 1/3 | Raith Rovers: 15/2 | Draw: 4/1

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