Championship preview: Can Raith Rovers edge out victory against Arbroath?

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Competition: Scotland Championship
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stark's Park (8473 seats)

The league table in Championship tells a story about these teams so far, with Raith Rovers leading Arbroath by 11 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Raith Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Arbroath have the fewest scored goals (19) in Championship

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Raith Rovers form and stats

Raith Rovers have collected 20 points from their Championship home games so far after 6-2-3. Rovers has recorded two wins in a row here at Stark's Park, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

Previous to that game, a Championship home match hosting Dunfermline Athletic in a game that was won 5-1.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Raith Rovers handle that role? We have found ten games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are seven wins, two draws and one defeat.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Rovers as they are travelling to their away game against Queen of the South in the Championship. That match is three days after this one.

The Raith Rovers manager J. McGlynn has got the team scoring with 22 from 11 home games in the league. Rovers's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 12 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Arbroath form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Arbroath, who have the fewest scored goals (19) in Championship, so far with only 8 points returning home. The records show 2-2-7 (win-draw-lose). Arbroath seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

Arbroath had fun at their own home (Stark's Park) last time out, beating Alloa Athletic 2-1. D. Gold and J. Hamilton scored. Prior to that match, the Arbroath manager D. Campbell faced defeat when travelling to Inverness CT and losing 0-1.

Arbroath are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, zero draws and five defeats. From a total of five matches.

The attacking power of Arbroath when travelling is not overwhelming with 7 goals scored from 11 league matches away. As for defending, Arbroath rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 17 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Arbroath - Raith Rovers 1-0. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - four - two (Rovers wins - draws - Arbroath wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RoversI. Duku
I. Duku
5 goals
ArbroathJ. Hamilton
J. Hamilton
5 goals
Raith RoversD. Armstrong
D. Armstrong
4 goals

Raith Rovers missing players

Arbroath missing players

Raith Rovers Arbroath
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
22 11 4 Played P 3 11 23
10 6 3 Won W 0 2 6
6 2 1 Drew D 0 2 7
6 3 0 Lost L 3 7 10
39 22 9 Scored S 1 7 19
27 12 1 Conceded C 6 17 28
86% 91% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
68% 73% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 55% 57%
50% 64% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 36% 30%
45% 55% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 27% 17%
27% 18% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
45% 36% 25% BTTS BTTS 33% 36% 43%
32% 36% 75% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 26%
36% 36% 25% Failed to Score F T 67% 45% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.1 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.8 1.8
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 5 5
 
8.5 9.3 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 2.7 4.9 6.4
3.3 3.5 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.3 1.5 2
54% 56% 53% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 44% 42%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Arbroath have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Arbroath have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Arbroath have the fewest matches over the total-line (7) in Championship
  • Arbroath have the fewest scored goals (19) in Championship
  • Arbroath have the fewest scored goals in the second half (10) in Championship
  • Arbroath have the most matches under the total-line (16) in Championship
  • Arbroath haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Raith Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Raith Rovers have scored more than double the goals of Arbroath.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hearts 23 14 5 4 50 24 12 9 1 2 35 16 11 5 4 2 15 8 26 47
2 Raith Rovers 22 10 6 6 39 27 11 6 2 3 22 12 11 4 4 3 17 15 12 36
3 Dundee 22 10 6 6 43 37 11 7 2 2 22 15 11 3 4 4 21 22 6 36
4 Inverness CT 23 8 9 6 32 24 11 3 6 2 13 10 12 5 3 4 19 14 8 33
5 Dunfermline Athletic 22 8 7 7 30 28 11 7 2 2 17 9 11 1 5 5 13 19 2 31
6 Queen of the South 22 9 3 10 36 44 10 4 2 4 16 20 12 5 1 6 20 24 -8 30
7 Ayr United 23 6 8 9 28 30 11 3 4 4 10 11 12 3 4 5 18 19 -2 26
8 Arbroath 23 6 7 10 19 28 12 4 5 3 12 11 11 2 2 7 7 17 -9 25
9 Greenock Morton 23 6 7 10 20 31 12 4 3 5 13 17 11 2 4 5 7 14 -11 25
10 Alloa Athletic 23 4 6 13 27 51 12 2 5 5 16 27 11 2 1 8 11 24 -24 18

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The Scottish Championship is the second level of the Scottish Professional Football League. Ten teams play each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures in a season from August to May. The winner in the league table promotes to the Premiership and a playoff can promote one more team.