FM Preview: Raith Rovers v Falkirk 29 Jan 2011

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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 72 games played, Bairns have recorded 27 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Rovers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 29 DecFalkirk0 - 0Raith RoversSCD1
2010/2011Sat 25 SepRaith Rovers2 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2008/2009Tue 26 AugRaith Rovers1 - 3FalkirkSLGC
2004/2005Sat 19 MarRaith Rovers3 - 3FalkirkSCD1
2004/2005Sat 01 JanFalkirk2 - 0Raith RoversSCD1
2004/2005Sat 13 NovRaith Rovers0 - 2FalkirkSCD1
2004/2005Sat 11 SepFalkirk4 - 2Raith RoversSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Falkirk have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Bairns, and 11 goals against.

Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 18 games giving them a return of 36 points. Falkirk are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 26 points from 17 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Bairns have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Falkirk Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.