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The Championship meeting at Stark's Park on Saturday sees hosts Raith Rovers play Alloa Athletic.
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Raith Rovers will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Championship defeat last time out to Arbroath.
Kris Doolan (60') scored for Arbroath.
Fixtures involving Raith Rovers have often been absorbing ones lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of them being chalked up by The Rovers.
Heading into this contest, Raith Rovers haven't been beaten in the league by Alloa Athletic in their previous 6 games.
In their previous game, Alloa Athletic drew 2-2 in the Championship tie with Inverness C.T.
For Alloa Athletic, the goals were scored by Innes Cameron (20') and Alan Trouten (87'). Wallace Duffy (77') and James Keatings (78') scored for Inverness C.T.
Alloa Athletic have been good when going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 8 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Peter Grant will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Wasps have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same outings. In any event, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might persist in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Alloa Athletic have left without a victory over Raith Rovers when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 02/12/2017, there has been little between the sides with Raith Rovers winning 2 of those games, Alloa Athletic 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 from The Rovers and 7 belonging to The Wasps. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Championship match day 9 on 26/12/2020 when the final score was Alloa Athletic 2-5 Raith Rovers.
The match was refereed by Steven McLean.
Team News: Raith Rovers
Brad Spencer (Ill), Ross Matthews (Knock) and David McKay (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will be missing for Raith boss John McGlynn.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
With a fully healthy squad to pick from, Alloa Athletic manager Peter Grant has no fitness worries to report before this match.
We’re thinking that Raith Rovers will, in all likelihood, be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Alloa Athletic may well struggle to make a breakthrough but do we see them converting at least once.
Therefore, we are anticipating a 3-1 victory for Raith Rovers at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stark's Park (8,867)
Captain: Kyle Benedictus
Chairman: John Sim
Manager: John McGlynn
Competitions: Championship position 3
🔑 Key Player: Dan Armstrong
Usually used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Dan Armstrong was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Raith Rovers in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.