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 45 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 15 wins, and Raith Rovers have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|2004/2005||Sat 25 Sep||Raith Rovers||1 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2003/2004||Tue 23 Mar||Raith Rovers||3 - 1||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
Recent respective form guides
Queen of the South have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Doonhamers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Raith Rovers have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Queen o.t.S.'s 48 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Raith Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, showing a record of 34 points from their 28 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that The Doonhamers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Raith Rovers. Home Win
|Queen o.t.S.||6 games since last home draw.|
|Raith Rovers||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
Queens MAD preview.
Queens will have Reid and Adams back in the squad along with Bob Harris who has still to serve a few more games due to suspension. McKenna is missing however due to suspension but Queen's manager Kenny Brannigan will have a strong squad to pick from and will be keen to please the Palmy faithful with a good win. I take to Queens to win by a couple of goals.
Paul Burns makes his 200th appearance for Queens having spent 9 years at the club and signed on as a youngster at the ripe old age of 16. The wiry wee battler from Cumnock has been a consistent performer over the years and will be presented with a trophy by Queen's chairman Davie Rae before the match on Saturday.