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Raith Rovers will do battle with visitors Dundee United at Stark's Park in this Championship meeting on Friday.
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Raith Rovers will be wanting a better result here after a 0-1 Challenge Cup loss in their previous game against Airdrie United.
Nikolay Todorov (6') was the scorer for Airdrie United.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Raith Rovers have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Raith Rovers have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Raith Rovers:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Dundee United in their last 3 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Dundee United will come into the meeting following a 1-2 Championship win against Ayr United in their last outing.
For Dundee United, goals were scored by Tony Watt (67') and Ross Docherty (82'). Jamie Murphy (2') scored for Ayr United.
A series of reliable displays by the Dundee United defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 outings overall. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 11.
Looking at their past form shows that Dundee United:
- have left without a victory over Raith Rovers when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 11 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 17/12/2016, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Raith Rovers winning 2 of those games, Dundee United 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 of them from The Rovers and 7 for The Tangerines. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league match between these sides was Championship match day 16 on 16/12/2023 when it ended Dundee United 0-1 Raith Rovers.
The match was refereed by John Beaton.
Team News: Raith Rovers
The Raith Rovers manager Ian Murray has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Dundee United
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Dundee United manager Jim Goodwin does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
In our view, Raith Rovers will need to apply a lot of pressure to break down this Dundee United lineup who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Dundee United at the end of the match.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stark's Park (8,867)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Steven MacDonald
Manager: Ian Murray
Competitions: Championship position 2
🔑 Key Player: Lewis Vaughan
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Lewis Vaughan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Raith Rovers in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 11 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 season to date in 22 appearances.