FM Preview: Raith Rovers v Falkirk 21 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Raith Rovers v Falkirk fixture

Falkirk face a trip to Raith Rovers at Stark's Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 74 games played, Bairns have recorded 28 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 32 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Falkirk 2 - 0 Raith Rovers Scottish Division One
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

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

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Rovers have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Falkirk's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bairns's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.

Raith Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 20 matches.

Falkirk are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 34 points from 20 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Raith Rovers 6 1 2 3 4 6 5
Falkirk 6 3 3 0 10 3 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bairns of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Stark's Park with Falkirk coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Raith Rovers Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Falkirk 5 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.

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