ViaPlay Cup R2

Hibernian v Raith Rovers

Easter Road, Leith
Sunday 20th August 2023
Kick off: 2pm

Away Supporter Info

Raith Rovers fans will be housed in the lower section of the South Stand at Easter Road. After 3 allocations of tickets were released, there will be 1,664 Rovers supporters in the Away End.

Two supporters’ buses will leave from Beveridge Park Car Park at 12 noon on Sunday. Please arrive at 11:45am if you are travelling with us. These are both now sold out.

 

RaithTV live audio stream

RaithTV are providing live Audio-only commentary stream of the match to UK and overseas subscribers as part of their subscription.

 

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 1pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.
  • Easter Road is a cash-free stadium

 

Match Preview

After a topsy-turvy 3-2 win over Greenock Morton last weekend, Raith Rovers will put league matters to one side this Sunday, when they travel to Easter Road to take on Hibernian in the Viaplay Cup second round.

Hibs received a bye to this stage, due to qualifying for Europe, and go into this one on the back of a trip to Switzerland in midweek, where they face Luzern.

Lee Johnson’s men will be looking for their first domestic win of the season in this one, with two league defeats from two so far, going down 3-2 to St Mirren in Edinburgh in the opening weekend of the campaign, before losing by a single goal once again, this time 2-1 at Motherwell last Sunday.

Rovers on the other hand are now unbeaten in six matches this season, with Callum Smith’s lung busting run and finish eventually seeing off Dougie Imrie’s ‘Ton side, who had managed to battle back from two goals down.

Rovers will be roared on by a massive away following on Sunday afternoon, with the club on course to sell their full allocation of 1600 tickets for the match, and they’ll be hoping to see an another famous Raith cup surprise in Leith.

Back in February 2014, the two were paired together in the Scottish Cup, and despite Rovers being in poor form, indeed – they’d failed to even score a goal in 2014, they won a five goal thriller, thanks to strikes from Kevin Moon, Dougie Hill, and that backward header from Grant Anderson.

That game came just over six years after another Scottish Cup upset at Easter Road, when a brace from John Millar earned Rovers a deserved 2-1 win over their top-tier opponents.

It was a different outcome the last time the two sides met in this competition though, with Hibs winning 2-0 in a third round tie at Stark’s Park, with both goals coming from Craig Brewster, in a game where a certain Ian Murray played for the visitors.

As you’d expect, Hibs have enjoyed the upper hand in the last 10 meetings, with five wins and three draws during that time.

Sunday’s match referee will be Nick Walsh.

 

Head-To-Head Record

Hibernian Wins: 68

Raith Rovers Wins: 34

Draws: 28

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