FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 07 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v Raith Rovers fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepRaith Rovers1 - 1East FifeSCD2
2001/2002Tue 07 AugEast Fife2 - 3Raith RoversSCC
1987/1988Wed 01 JulEast Fife1 - 2Raith RoversSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulEast Fife2 - 1Raith RoversSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulRaith Rovers0 - 1East FifeSCD1
1987/1988Wed 01 JulRaith Rovers7 - 1East FifeSCD1
1976/1977Thu 01 JulEast Fife2 - 1Raith RoversSCD1

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife641111413
Raith Rovers641112613

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

Sequence statistics:
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.