FootyMAD's Stranraer match preview

Last updated : 22 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Raith Rovers v Stranraer fixture

Raith Rovers prepare to entertain Stranraer at Stark's Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 3 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stark's Park was just last season, in March 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 31 MarRaith Rovers0-0StranraerSCD2
2006/2007Sat 27 JanStranraer0 - 2Raith RoversSCD2
2006/2007Sat 25 NovRaith Rovers1 - 1StranraerSCD2
2006/2007Sat 09 SepStranraer1 - 4Raith RoversSCD2
2004/2005Tue 10 AugStranraer2 - 1Raith RoversSLGC
2003/2004Tue 12 AugRaith Rovers2 - 0StranraerSCC
2002/2003Sat 26 AprStranraer1 - 0Raith RoversSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Raith Rovers's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Rovers have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Stranraer's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the The Blues have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Raith Rovers's total of 5 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two. Stranraer lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 4 from their 3 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Stark's Park for the Rovers and the Madmen are unable to see past Stranraer claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Raith Rovers 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Stranraer Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.