FM Preview: Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic 02 Jan 2011

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic fixture

Raith Rovers prepare to entertain Dunfermline Athletic at Stark's Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 17 of the 45 previous games, with the Rovers winning just 13.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stark's Park was earlier this season, with Raith Rovers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 13 NovDunfermline A.2 - 2Raith RoversSCD1
2010/2011Sat 21 AugRaith Rovers2-0Dunfermline A.SCD1
2009/2010Sat 20 MarRaith Rovers1 - 2Dunfermline A.SCD1
2009/2010Tue 16 MarDunfermline A.2 - 1Raith RoversSCD1
2009/2010Sat 07 NovRaith Rovers1 - 2Dunfermline A.SCD1
2009/2010Sat 29 AugDunfermline A.0 - 2Raith RoversSCD1
2009/2010Wed 26 AugDunfermline A.3 - 1Raith RoversSLGC

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

Dunfermline A. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Pars's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Raith Rovers are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 29 points from 15 games. Dunfermline A. are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 16 games giving them a return of 33 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Raith Rovers6132576
Dunfermline A.632112411

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers go into their game against Dunfermline A. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers 12 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Dunfermline A. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.