Queen of the South

Raith Rovers 

Palmerston Park 

Friday 11th December 2015

Kick off: 7.45pm 

 Admission Prices:

Adults – £16 

OAP/Concession – £9

Under 16 – £5

All fans paying cash have to purchase a ticket, prior to entering at the turnstile. No cash will be accepted at the  turnstiles. Away fans will only be able to purchase tickets from the ticket office behind the East Stand (the “new” stand).

Match Preview:

After Storm Desmond put paid to to Raith’s match against Rangers last weekend, Rovers head to Dumfries this Friday evening, for their first Championship match since the 1-1 draw with St. Mirren.

They’ll face off against a Queen of the South side whom they’ve defeated in their last two meetings, matches in which they haven’t conceded a goal in the process, although Ray McKinnon’s side are without a win at Palmerston since September 2013, when a Greig Spence goal was enough to see all three points head north.

It was the same outcome in the sides only meeting this season too, with a late Kyle Benedictus goal all that separated the teams in a closely contested encounter back in September.

If the previous meetings are any gauge, then there’s almost certainly going to be a winner on Friday night, with the last 17 games producing a winner. The last time the fixture ended all-square was a 0-0 draw back in April 2010. If the game does produce a winner, then it’ll propel them into the play-off spots, with Rovers currently fifth, behind Morton on goal difference, while James Fowlers team are just two points back.

The match is being broadcast live on BBC Alba, the third time the fixture has been chosen as the channel’s live broadcast. The first was in October last year, when Queens’ won a 4-3 thriller at Stark’s Park, while the second was just a month later, with the Doonhamers again prevailing in a rather more straightforward 2-0 win.

Despite that, Raith hold the upper-hand in the last ten meetings between the two teams, with six victories to Queens’ four.

Friday evening’s match referee will be Craig Charleston.

Head-to-Head League Record at Palmerston Park:

Queen of the South Wins: 18 | Raith Rovers Wins: 15 | Draws: 15

Queen of the South Goals: 76 | Raith Rovers Goals: 66

Current Form:

Queen of the South: L-L-W-W-L-D

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

Top-Goalscorers:

Queen of the South: Derek Lyle 9 | Iain Russell 4

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | Kyle Benedictus 3 | James Craigen 3

Match Odds: 

Queen of the South: 6/5 | Raith Rovers: 21/10 | Draw: 13/5

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