cinch SPFL Championship

Partick Thistle v Raith Rovers

Firhill, Maryhill
Saturday 4th March 2023
Kick off: 3pm

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £20
Concession (over 65) £15
Under 16 £5

Tickets can be purchased online via the “Buy Now” button:

Rovers fans will be situated in the Colin Weir Stand on Firhill Road.

Partick Thistle FC encourage supporters to purchase tickets online  – stewards will be undertaking spot-checks to ensure the correct tickets for your age group have been purchased.

Entry will be via turnstiles 17,18,19 & 20, and a QR code will also be available at each turnstile for fans to purchase tickets on arrival at Firhill.

The Aitken Suite will be open from 12pm and Rovers supporters are welcome to use this facility. The Manchester City v Newcastle game will be shown on the television screens in the bar. Entry is via the main glass doors in the centre of the Colin Weir Stand.

Match Preview

After failing to break down an obdurate Ayr United defence last Friday evening, Raith Rovers will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday, when they travel to Firhill to face a rejuvenated Partick Thistle.

The Jags had registered their own 0-0 stalemate with Arbroath last weekend, but on Tuesday evening, they put in a dominant showing against Dundee at Dens Park, running out 3-1 victors thanks to a brace from Brian Graham and a goal from Harry Milne.

That win lifted Thistle five points clear of sixth placed Rovers, and level on points with both Ayr United and Greenock Morton, who are third and fourth respectively, albeit both have a game in hand against each other.

Rovers are now on a run of 14 games without defeat, with their last loss coming at the start of December, but a glut of draws in that time leaves them needing to turn single points into three in the near future, if they’re to trouble the top four spots.

This will be the clubs third meeting this season, with both enjoying one win apiece.

The first was in August, when Rovers made the worst possible start, going a goal down in just three minutes thanks to a goal from Scott Tiffoney and it looked like it might be a long afternoon, when Steven Lawless made it two just before half time.

However, an instant reply from Ethan Ross gained Rovers a foothold in the game, and despite a much improved second half showing, Rovers were unable to get an equaliser.

It was a different story in the next meeting in October though, when a brace from Aidan Conolly and a penalty from Kyle Connell had the home side three up at the interval, and they comfortably saw out the game to register an impressive 3-0 win.

Rovers hold the slight upper hand in this fixture recently, with four wins and three draws from the last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Greg Aitken

Head-to-Head Record

Partick Thistle wins: 69

Raith Rovers wins: 51

Draws: 38

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