FootyMAD's Alloa Athletic match preview

Last updated : 15 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Alloa Athletic v Raith Rovers fixture

Raith Rovers face a trip to Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 20 of the 40 previous games, with the hosts winning just 16.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, with Alloa Ath. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 23 FebAlloa Ath.2 - 0Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 29 DecRaith Rovers3 - 2Alloa Ath.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 27 OctAlloa Ath.2 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 18 AugRaith Rovers2 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 07 AprAlloa Ath.2 - 3Raith RoversSCD2
2006/2007Sat 03 FebRaith Rovers3 - 0Alloa Ath.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 02 DecAlloa Ath.1 - 2Raith RoversSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Alloa Athletic 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, 8 to 7.

Raith Rovers's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Rovers, and 11 goals against.

Alloa Ath. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 2 games have yielded only 0 points. Raith Rovers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 4 from their 2 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Alloa Ath.62048146
Raith Rovers6132566

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Alloa Ath., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Alloa Ath. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.