FM Preview: Falkirk v Raith Rovers 29 Oct 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 42 and lost only 18 of the 74 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Falkirk Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2011, the Bairns carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 06 Aug Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Sat 26 Mar Falkirk 2-1 Raith Rovers Scottish Division One
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

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Recent respective form guides

Falkirk are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Bairns in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Falkirk, Raith Rovers are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Falkirk are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 16 points from 10 games.

Raith Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far,

Current overall team form

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

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Bairns to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Falkirk Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.

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