Raith Rovers 

Hibernian 

Stark’s Park 

Saturday 28th March 2015

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

Admission Prices:  

Adults – £17

Concessions* – £9

Disabled – Half price

Tickets for Hibernian fans are still available from Easter Road  and will also be available from the turnstiles at Stark’s Park from 2pm on matchday

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will go searching for their first league victory over Hibernian in almost 20 years this weekend, when they welcome Alan Stubbs’ side to Stark’s Park this Saturday

While Raith have performed admirably against the Leith side this season, with two draws from the three previous encounters, their last league victory over the Hibees was in the 1995-96 Premier League season, a campaign which eventually saw Raith finish sixth in the top tier.

Grant Murray’s team go into the match on the back of two consecutive league wins, after victories over Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South in quick succession at Stark’s Park during the last week. Hibernian on the other hand, saw their six point gap over third placed Rangers halved last Sunday, after they went down 2-0 to the Ibrox club at Easter Road.

It brought an end to a run of 13 league games unbeaten for Hibs, a sequence that stretched back to December, when they lost 1-0 to Falkirk. The Easter Road club’s good form has also continued into the Scottish Cup, which has seen them reach the semi-final’s after wins over Alloa, Arbroath and Berwick Rangers. They’ll duke it out with Falkirk at Hampden for a place in the final on April the 18th.

The two meetings between the clubs at Easter Road this season have both finished all-square, with Christian Nadé equalising in a 1-1 draw back in October, and the Frenchman repeated the trick the last time the two teams met in January. It was a different story in December however, when a strong performance from Raith was eventually undone by goals from Jason Cummings, Liam Fontaine and Dominique Malonga, giving Hibs a 3-1 win, after Barrie McKay had given Rovers the lead.

A win for Hibs this Saturday would ensure they retain their second position in the league over Rangers, while depending on results elsewhere, a win for Raith could see them move to within five points of the play-off positions.

Raith’s most recent head-to-head record against Hibs in the league makes for grim viewing however, with no wins in their last 12 meetings. However, Rovers did record a famous victory over Hibernian last season in the Scottish Cup, when goals from Kevin Moon, Dougie Hill and Grant Anderson sealed a 3-2 win.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Muir

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 17 | Hibernian Wins: 19 | Draws: 10

Raith Rovers Goals: 65 | Hibernian Goals: 76

Current Form:

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

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

Biggest Home Win: 05/09/1953 Division One Raith Rovers 4 Hibernian 0

Biggest Away Win: 10/09/1949 Division One Raith Rovers 0 Hibernian 6

Top Goalscorers In All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 9 | Mark Stewart 7 | Christian Nadé 7

Hibernian: Jason Cummings 15 | Dominique Malonga 13 | Scott Robertson 5

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 21/4 | Hibernian: 8/15 | Draw: 16/5

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