FootyMAD's Ayr United match preview

Last updated : 01 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ayr United v Raith Rovers fixture

Raith Rovers face a trip to Ayr United at Somerset Park, Ayr on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 15 of the 70 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Raith Rovers inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Honest Men in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 05 AprAyr Utd.0 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 16 FebRaith Rovers1 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 15 DecAyr Utd.0 - 3Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 22 SepRaith Rovers2 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD2
2006/2007Tue 03 AprRaith Rovers0 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2006/2007Wed 21 FebAyr Utd.0 - 2Raith RoversSCD2
2006/2007Sat 16 DecRaith Rovers1 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Honest Men have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Raith Rovers's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.62048116
Raith Rovers622211128

FootyMad's prediction ...

Raith Rovers are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Ayr Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Undefeated in last 4 away games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.