Livingston 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 28th February 2015

Energy Assets Arena

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Prices: 

Adults and Concessions – £15

Under 16 – £8 

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers head to the Energy Assets Arena for the second time this season, and they’ll be looking for their second win at the venue, against a Livingston side who are desperate for points.

Mark Burchill’s team are currently marooned in last place in the Championship table, six points behind ninth placed Cowdenbeath, who also have a game in hand. Burchill replaced former manager John McGlynn at the end of last year, and after an impressive run of results over January and February, came within three points of eighth placed Alloa. However, a sequence of three consecutive defeats, has seen them fall further off the pace.

The 34-year-old player-manager has added to his squad recently, with former Rangers, Partick Thistle and Morton defender, Darren Cole signing until the end of the season, while Scott Pittman has made the step-up from Junior football after signing from Boness.

The West Lothian outfit also boosted their forward options during the transfer window, after signing Ibra Sekajja, following his release from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Raith Rovers have enjoyed mixed fortunes in this fixture this term, with a Martin Scott goal enough to take all three points in the first meeting in September. However, the return game at Stark’s Park in December, was notable for a dismissal for Ross Perry in the opening moments, which preceded a heavy 5-1 defeat at the hands of a Lions side which were at that point, still under the stewardship of McGlynn.

Raith have a poor record against Livingston, with just three wins out of their last ten meetings, compared to Livingston’s six. Fans could possibly take some solace however, in the fact that on the 16 occasions Raith have played on the 28th February, they’ve only tasted defeat on three occasions. The history of the fixture suggests that one of the teams will have all three points come Saturday evening, with just three of the last 20 meetings finishing all-square.

Saturday’s match referee will be Don Robertson.

Head-to-Head League Record at Livingston:

Livingston wins: 5 | Raith Rovers wins: 3 | Draws: 3

Livingston goals: 11 | Raith Rovers goals: 17

Current Form:

Livingston: D-W-D-L-L-L

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

Biggest Home Win:  18/02/2012 Division One Livingston 4 Raith Rovers 0

Biggest Away Win: 16/09/2000 Division One Livingston 0 Raith Rovers 4

Top Goalscorers in All Competitions:

Livingston: Jordan White 11 | Danny Mullen 8 | Myles Hippolyte and Gary Glen both 4

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 9 | Christian Nadé 7 | Mark Stewart 4

Match Odds:

Livingston: 17/10 |Raith Rovers: 13/8 | Draw: 5/2

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