Last updated : 15 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Jim Thomson
Queens welcome the return of anchor man Jim Thomson after suspension to face doomed Raith Rovers at Palmy tomorrow. There is also the great news that keeper Richie Barnard is also available after his horrendous injury during Queens defeat at Love Street last weekend. That defeat finally put paid to Queens chances of a third place finish but there is everything to play for tomorrow as in theory we can still be relegated. Manager Scott stated on BBC radio this morning that the team will be going all out for victory against a side that has failed to record a single away victory this season. This could be an awkward fixture for the Doonhamers as the Raith side have been a bit of a bogey in the past at Palmerston. Queens however should have enough in their tank to record a decent enough victory againt Gordon Dalziel's side who will be facing up to the likes of Gretna next season.

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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 43 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, with Queen o.t.S. running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:
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
2003/2004Sat 17 JanQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Raith RoversSCD1
2003/2004Sat 08 NovRaith Rovers0 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Sat 13 SepQueen o.t.S.0 - 2Raith RoversSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The away form of Raith Rovers is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Rovers have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Queen o.t.S.'s 43 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Raith Rovers find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 32 games have yielded only 15 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6222568
Raith Rovers61147134

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the The Doonhamers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.No sequences of note
Raith RoversLost each of the previous 8 away matches.
Not won in previous 32 away matches.