FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

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History of the Airdrie United v Raith Rovers fixture

Airdrie Utd. prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at Shyberry Excelsior Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Diamonds are clearly on top, winning 51.28% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Shyberry Excelsior Stadium was just last season, in May 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in an Scottish League Play-Offs (Lvls 2&3) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 03 MayAirdrie Utd.2-2Raith RoversS12P
2007/2008Wed 30 AprRaith Rovers0 - 2Airdrie Utd.S12P
2007/2008Sat 15 MarRaith Rovers1 - 0Airdrie Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 02 FebAirdrie Utd.3 - 0Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 20 OctRaith Rovers2 - 1Airdrie Utd.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 04 AugAirdrie Utd.0 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
2006/2007Tue 08 AugRaith Rovers1 - 2Airdrie Utd.SLGC

Recent respective form guides

Airdrie United will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

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 8 goals for and 7 against.

Airdrie Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 4 points. Raith Rovers's 12 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Airdrie Utd.6033383
Raith Rovers63128510

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Diamonds at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Rovers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Airdrie Utd. Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 12 most recent games.
Raith Rovers 5 games since last away draw.