Raith Rovers 

Hibernian 

Saturday 24th October 2015

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

Admission Prices:

 Adult – £20

Over 65/Under 16 – £10 

Disabled – £10

Student/Jobseeker – £14

Match Day Arrangements:

Home fans –  Adult admissions are cash at turnstile. Everyone who has pre purchased tickets should go straight to the turnstiles. Only those wishing to purchase concessions should attend the ticket office with proof of entitlement.

Away fans – Adult admissions are cash at turnstile. Pre-purchased tickets are available for collection at the identified collection point adjacent to the ticket pod – DO NOT QUEUE AT THE TICKET POD. All other supporters seeking admission on a concession ticket must queue at the pod and provide evidence of entitlement – this is cash only. The ticket pod will be open from 13:45 to enable fans to purchase tickets and enter the stadium before kick off. Please arrive early.

 

Match Preview:

Stark’s Park plays host to the biggest match in the Championship this Saturday, as third place Raith Rovers tackle second-top Hibernian.

Allan Stubs’ side leapfrogged Rovers after a 1-0 midweek win over Falkirk, sealed by a first-half penalty, scored by Jason Cummings. It was a result which sustained Hibs fantastic run of form, a sequence of results which sees them unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions, with their last defeat a 1-0 loss to Rangers, back in August.

However, Ray McKinnon’s men are in fine fettle themselves, with last week’s victory at the Indodrill Stadium, their fifth league win in succession. They also boast a 100% home record, conceding just one goal in the process, the fewest in all four divisions in Scotland.

The earlier meeting between the two teams this season saw Raith lose by two goals to nil at the tail end of August, after goals from James Keatings and Jason Cummings. It sustained James Keatings excellent scoring record against the Kirkcaldy side, with the Hibs forward now amassing eight goals against Raith in just two and a quarter seasons, for Hamilton, Hearts and now Hibs.

Hibs only win against Rovers last season came at Stark’s Park, with a 3-1 win in December. Barrie McKay put the home side ahead five minutes before half-time, but the two sides still went in level, as Jason Cummings equalised a few moments later. Liam Fontaine and Dominique Malonga sealed the win in the second period.

However, Rovers turned the tables in the second meeting at Stark’s Park, after an excellent 2-1 victory in March. Mark Stewart put Rovers into the lead early in the second-half, but once again, the lead only lasted a few minutes, with Fraser Fyvie restoring parity almost immediately. However, Raith wouldn’t be denied, after good work by Christian Nade, who supplied the cross for Lewis Vaughan to grab the late winner.

Rovers had a fine record against Hibernian last season, but the most recent head-to-head record would suggest that’s the exception rather than the norm. In the last ten league fixtures between the two clubs, Rovers have just one win and three draws compared to Hibernian’s six victories.

Saturday’s match referee will be George Salmond.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Hibernian Wins: 19 | Draws: 10

Raith Rovers Goals: 67 | Hibernian Goals: 77

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal-scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kyle Benedictus 3 | Mark Stewart 3

Hibernian: Jason Cummings 9 | Liam Henderson 3 | Dominique Malonga 3

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 19/5 | Hibernian: 7/10 | Draw: 29/10

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