Raith Rovers travel to take on East Fife at Bayview Stadium 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at East Fife was back in August 2001, over five years ago, with Raith Rovers inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Fifers in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Raith Rovers||1 - 1||East Fife||SCD2|
|2001/2002||Tue 07 Aug||East Fife||2 - 3||Raith Rovers||SCC|
|1987/1988||Wed 01 Jul||East Fife||1 - 2||Raith Rovers||SCD1|
|1987/1988||Wed 01 Jul||East Fife||2 - 1||Raith Rovers||SCD1|
|1987/1988||Wed 01 Jul||Raith Rovers||0 - 1||East Fife||SCD1|
|1987/1988||Wed 01 Jul||Raith Rovers||7 - 1||East Fife||SCD1|
|1976/1977||Thu 01 Jul||East Fife||2 - 1||Raith Rovers||SCD1|
Recent respective form guides
East Fife have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Fifers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The away form of Raith Rovers however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.
East Fife's total of 19 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Two. Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 12 games giving them a return of 25 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rovers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with East Fife, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|East Fife||4 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Raith Rovers||5 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.