FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 14 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Raith Rovers fixture

Dumbarton are ready to welcome Raith Rovers to Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sons are clearly on top, winning 54.35% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was within the last three years, in May 2003, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 30 AugRaith Rovers2 - 1DumbartonSCC
2002/2003Sat 10 MayDumbarton4-1Raith RoversSCD2
2002/2003Sat 01 MarRaith Rovers2 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2002/2003Sat 28 DecDumbarton0 - 3Raith RoversSCD2
2002/2003Sat 07 DecRaith Rovers1 - 0DumbartonSFAC
2002/2003Sat 17 AugRaith Rovers1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
1979/1980UnknownDumbarton4 - 2Raith RoversSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Sons in those games, with 5 conceded.

Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 8 matches. Raith Rovers's total of 13 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Two.

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

Sons go into their game against Raith Rovers in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Raith Rovers 7 games since last away draw.