FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

History of the Falkirk v Raith Rovers fixture

Falkirk prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at Ochilview (Temporary) on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bairns are clearly on top, winning 54.41% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ochilview (Temporary) was just last season, in March 2002, the Bairns carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugRaith Rvs0 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2001/2002Sat 09 MarFalkirk2-1Raith RvsSCD1
2001/2002Sat 23 FebRaith Rvs5 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2001/2002Sat 27 OctFalkirk1 - 0Raith RvsSCD1
2001/2002Tue 25 SepFalkirk0 - 2Raith RvsSLC
2001/2002Sat 08 SepRaith Rvs5 - 2FalkirkSCD1
2000/2001Tue 10 AprFalkirk2 - 0Raith RvsSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Raith Rvs have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Rovers, and 16 goals against.

Falkirk are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 21 points from 12 games. Raith Rvs are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 14 points from 12 matches.

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

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Falkirk, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Falkirk 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Raith Rvs Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.