FM Preview: Falkirk v Raith Rovers 26 Mar 2011

Footymad preview History of the Falkirk v Raith Rovers fixture

Falkirk prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at The Falkirk Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bairns are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 18 of the 73 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Falkirk Stadium was earlier this season, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Raith Rovers 1 - 2 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Wed 29 Dec Falkirk 0-0 Raith Rovers Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2008/2009 Tue 26 Aug Raith Rovers 1 - 3 Falkirk Scottish League Cup
2004/2005 Sat 19 Mar Raith Rovers 3 - 3 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2004/2005 Sat 01 Jan Falkirk 2 - 0 Raith Rovers Scottish Division One
2004/2005 Sat 13 Nov Raith Rovers 0 - 2 Falkirk Scottish Division One

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Bairns's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Raith Rovers however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Rovers have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Falkirk are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 41 points from 26 games.

Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 29 games giving them a return of 53 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Falkirk 6 2 2 2 7 6 8
Raith Rovers 6 3 2 1 7 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at The Falkirk Stadium for the Bairns and the Madmen are unable to see past Raith Rovers claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Falkirk Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Raith Rovers Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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