Raith Rovers 

Livingston 

Saturday 25th April 2015 

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 Admission Prices

 Adult – £17

Concession* – £9

Student – £13

Parent & Child – £20 

*Concessions are under 16, over 65 and job-seekers. Job-seeker concessions and students must purchase tickets from the main ticket office and have valid photographic I.D and proof of status.

Match Preview:

Livingston are the visitors to Stark’s Park this weekend for the final home match of the season, and after losing at home to Hibernian in midweek, Mark Burchill’s men will be desperate to take all three points. A win for Livingston could, depending on results elsewhere, see them leapfrog Alloa Athletic, and move to within one point of Cowdenbeath in the scrap to avoid relegation. However, anything less than a win, could potentially see Livingston’s fate sealed this weekend.

Perhaps surprisingly, Raith have already attained their joint best record in a single season against Livingston during this term, winning six points out of a possible nine so far. The only other occasion Rovers picked up so many points against Saturday’s opponents was the 2000-01 First Division campaign, a season which saw Livingston crowned champions, and promoted to the Premier League for the first time.

Both Raith’s wins over Livi this season have come at the Energy Assets Arena. In September, a Martin Scott goal was enough to give Rovers all three points, while in February, goals from Ross Callachan and Lewis Vaughan gave the away side a comfortable 2-0 win.

It was a completely different story the last time the two sides met at Stark’s Park in December however, when a dismissal to Ross Perry in the opening few minutes, helped contribute to a 5-1 victory for Livingston, their biggest ever win in Kirkcaldy.

Livingston appear to be a different side to the one which Raith last encountered in February, with the signing of Scott Pittman from Junior side, Bo’ness, adding an extra element up-front, whilst the acquisition of central defender, Darren Cole has bolstered their defensive options.

They’ve also picked up some silverware recently, winning the Petrofac Training Cup after a convincing 4-0 win over Alloa Athletic in the final, a confidence boosting triumph, which has helped transform their performances in the Championship, with just one defeat in their last five league fixtures. This vein of form has seen them close the gap on the two teams above them, giving them a realistic chance of survival, something which seemed improbable just a few weeks ago.

Raith Rovers versus Livingston matches tend to produce a winner, with no games between the two finishing all-square since a 0-0 draw back in August 2012, and in total, only four league fixtures out of 23 have finished level.

Despite Rovers good record against Livingston this season, their recent head-to-head performance against the West Lothian side is poor, with just three wins from their last ten encounters, compared to Livingston’s seven.

Saturday’s match referee will be Kevin Graham.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 3 | Livingston Wins: 7 | Draws: 1

Raith Rovers Goals: 11 | Livingston Goals: 21

Biggest Home Win: 23/10/1999 First Division: Raith Rovers 3 Livingston 1

Biggest Away Win: 06/12/2014 Championship: Raith Rovers 1 Livingston 5

Current Form: 

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

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

Top Goalscorers in All Competitions:

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

Livingston: Jordan White 15 | Danny Mullen 10 | Myles Hippolyte 6

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: Evens | Livingston: 27/10 | Draw: 13/5

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