FM Preview: Queen of the South v Raith Rovers 14 Aug 2010

Last updated : 13 August 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Queen of the South v Raith Rovers fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Raith Rovers at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 46 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 16 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Queen o.t.S. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Wed 28 Apr Raith Rovers 0 - 0 Queen o.t.S. SCD1
2009/2010 Sat 17 Apr Queen o.t.S. 3-0 Raith Rovers SCD1
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Queen o.t.S. SCD1
2009/2010 Sat 08 Aug Queen o.t.S. 1 - 1 Raith Rovers SCD1
2004/2005 Sat 16 Apr Queen o.t.S. 1 - 1 Raith Rovers SCD1
2004/2005 Sat 22 Jan Raith Rovers 0 - 1 Queen o.t.S. SCD1
2004/2005 Sat 04 Dec Queen o.t.S. 2 - 0 Raith Rovers SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the The Doonhamers, with 7 goals against.

In complete contrast to Queen o.t.S., Raith Rovers are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rovers have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 1 matches. Raith Rovers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 1 games giving them a return of 3 points.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Queen o.t.S. 6 2 2 2 8 5 8
Raith Rovers 6 3 1 2 12 4 10

FootyMad's prediction ...

Queen o.t.S. are starting to turn Palmerston Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Raith Rovers Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

This will be a tough encounter for Queens especially after their late night exploits at East End Park in midweek. This will have taken it's physical toll but with hopefully they should be up to the challenge and claim three points. Queens will have Lilley back after injury along with Hutton but Johnston and O'Connor are still out.