Raith Rovers 

Saturday 7th August 2021

Caledonian Stadium

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission information can be found HERE

Match Preview: 

After the incredible goings on at Stark’s Park last weekend, Raith Rovers will be on their travels this Saturday, as they head north to face Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

John McGlynn’s men will be looking to bounce back from the late collapse against Hamilton Academical, which saw a 4-0 lead and presumed three points, turned into a 4-4 draw, with Hamilton scoring four times in the final 22 minutes.

If Rovers were hoping for an easier time of it this time around, they could scarcely have had a worse fixture, with the Kirkcaldy side now without a win in normal time against the Caley Jags since October 2000, a run of 23 games without that elusive win.

Rovers did pick up a penalty shoot out victory against them last term, after an entertaining 3-3 draw in the group stages of the League Cup, but they failed to score against them in the three league fixtures, losing 2-0 in Inverness in November, through goals from James Keatings and Scott Allardice.

They then had a double header in March, with a 0-0 draw at the Caledonian Stadium followed up by a 1-0 loss at Stark’s Park, with the solitary goal coming from Daniel McKay.

New manager, Billy Dodds has brought in a mixture of youth and experience in the summer, with 19-year old midfielder, Reece McElear joining on loan, while forward Lewis Jamieson, who’s the same age as McElear made a similar move from St Mirren.

In terms of experience however, Kirk Broadfoot signed for the club after leaving Kilmarnock, while Michael Gardyne and Billy McKay made the move from local rivals Ross County.

Rovers will also have a chance to reacquaint themselves with last season’s top scorer, Manny Duku, who has already scored twice for Caley in the group stages of the League Cup.

Dodds new charges got off to a perfect start last weekend, with a win and a clean sheet at Gayfield against Arbroath, with the only goal coming from Shane Sutherland.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Muir

Head-To-Head Away League Record:

Inverness Wins: 8 | Raith Rovers Wins: 2 | Draws: 2

Inverness Goals: 26 | Raith Rovers Goals: 11

Current Form:

Inverness: W-D-L-L-W | Raith Rovers: W-W-D-D-D

Top Scorers:

Inverness: Manny Duku 2 | Shane Sutherland 2

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 4 | Brad Spencer 2 | Dario Zanatta 2

Match Odds:

Inverness: 29/20 | Raith Rovers: 19/10 | Draw: 9/4

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