FootyMAD's Raith Rovers match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the St. Johnstone v Raith Rovers fixture

St. Johnstone prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at McDiarmid Park on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 19 and lost only 9 of the 37 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at McDiarmid Park was earlier this season, with Raith Rovers inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Saints in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 29 NovRaith Rovers1 - 4St. JohnstoneSCD1
2003/2004Sat 20 SepSt. Johnstone0-1Raith RoversSCD1
1994/1995Sat 29 AprSt. Johnstone1 - 2Raith RoversSCD1
1994/1995Sat 31 DecRaith Rovers2 - 0St. JohnstoneSCD1
1994/1995Sat 22 OctSt. Johnstone3 - 1Raith RoversSCD1
1994/1995Sat 13 AugRaith Rovers1 - 1St. JohnstoneSCD1
1993/1994Sat 26 MarSt. Johnstone2 - 0Raith RoversSPL

Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Saints have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Raith Rovers is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division One, showing a record of 31 points from their 20 games played so far, Raith Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Johnstone60426104
Raith Rovers6123585

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Saints to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Not won in previous 7 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.