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History of the Alloa Athletic v Raith Rovers fixture

Alloa Ath. prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at Recreation Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 20 of the 42 previous games, with the Wasps winning just 17.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Park was earlier this season, the Wasps carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 09 DecAlloa Ath.2-1Raith RoversSFAC
2008/2009Sat 29 NovRaith Rovers0 - 0Alloa Ath.SFAC
2008/2009Sat 01 NovRaith Rovers4 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 16 AugAlloa Ath.1 - 1Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 23 FebAlloa Ath.2 - 0Raith RoversSCD2
2007/2008Sat 29 DecRaith Rovers3 - 2Alloa Ath.SCD2
2007/2008Sat 27 OctAlloa Ath.2 - 1Raith RoversSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Alloa Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Alloa Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 20 matches. Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 21 games giving them a return of 44 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Alloa Ath.62229118
Raith Rovers64029712

FootyMad's prediction ...

Alloa Ath. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Alloa Ath. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.