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Arbroath will be visiting Stark's Park on Saturday for the Championship showdown with home side Raith Rovers.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Raith Rovers v Arbroath can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Raith Rovers are hoping to win again following a 3-1 Challenge Cup victory versus East Fife.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Raith Rovers have shown defensive steel. In fact, Raith Rovers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals on the way. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be continued on here.
Taking a look at their past results, Raith Rovers:
- have not won against Arbroath in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Arbroath drew 2-2 in the Championship tie with Greenock Morton.
For Arbroath, the goals were scored by Colin Hamilton (43') and Michael McKenna (87'). Gary Oliver (47') and Cameron Blues (55') scored for Greenock Morton.
A succession of reliable showings from the Arbroath defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12.
Taking a look at their past results, Arbroath:
- have not beaten Raith Rovers when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 22/12/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Raith Rovers winning 2 of those games, Arbroath 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 from The Rovers and 6 created by The Red Lichties. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 24 on 10/04/2021 and the score finished Raith Rovers 2-2 Arbroath.
The referee was Gavin Duncan.
Team News: Raith Rovers
Kai Fotheringham (Ankle Injury), Lewis Vaughan (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Aaron Arnott (Fractured Arm) and Frankie Musonda (Knee Problems) are not available for Raith Rovers gaffer John McGlynn.
Team News: Arbroath
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Arbroath manager Dick Campbell has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We’re thinking that Arbroath will manage to score against this Raith Rovers lineup, but it probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Raith Rovers at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stark's Park (8,867)
Captain: Kyle Benedictus
Chairman: John Sim
Manager: John McGlynn
Competitions: Championship position 4, Challenge Cup (Third round)
⭐ Star Player: Matej Poplatnik
Typically used in the Striker position, Matej Poplatnik was born in Slovenia. Having made his senior debut playing for Montana in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has got 2 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.