FM Preview: Queen of the South v Raith Rovers 17 Apr 2010

Last updated : 16 April 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 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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 17 OctRaith Rovers1 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2009/2010Sat 08 AugQueen o.t.S.1-1Raith RoversSCD1
2004/2005Sat 16 AprQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Raith RoversSCD1
2004/2005Sat 22 JanRaith Rovers0 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 04 DecQueen o.t.S.2 - 0Raith RoversSCD1
2004/2005Sat 25 SepRaith Rovers1 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Tue 23 MarRaith Rovers3 - 1Queen 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:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6231989
Raith Rovers61238105

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

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.6 games since last home draw.
Raith Rovers4 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.