Championship

Dundee

Raith Rovers

The Championship meeting at Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park on Saturday will see home side Dundee take on Raith Rovers.

View all Dundee v Raith Rovers tips, stats and our pre-match poll below – as well as up-to-date odds.

Dundee

Dundee
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Dundee, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-0 Championship victory over Greenock Morton.

The only scorer from Dundee was Jonathan Afolabi (5').

A common characteristic of recent Dundee games is the number of nil scores.

From their previous six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.

Going into this game, the form guide shows that Dundee:

  • have not lost a league tie with Raith Rovers in their previous 8 games. A decent run, indeed.
  • are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.

Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers
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Raith Rovers will go into the encounter after a 2-5 Championship win as they beat Queen Of The South in their previous game.

For Raith Rovers, the goalscorers were Ross Matthews (2'), Manny Duku (12', 85'), Dan Armstrong (27') and Dylan Tait (69'). Stephen Dobbie (5') and Ayo Obileye (60') scored for Queen Of The South.

Raith Rovers have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 14 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager John McGlynn will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Rovers have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings.

Coming into this fixture, Raith Rovers are winless against Dundee in games played away from home for the previous 10 league matches. Very poor away form.

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Head to head

A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 30/11/2013 shows that Dundee have won 4 of these and Raith Rovers 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.

A combined total of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from The Dark Blues and 2 belonging to The Rovers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.

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Team News: Dundee

Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Dundee boss James McPake to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Jordon Forster (Fractured Foot) will miss out.

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Team News: Raith Rovers

Due to a mostly available squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Raith Rovers gaffer John McGlynn to be concerned with. David McKay (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be in action.

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Prediction

We’re of the view that Raith Rovers might well have a job on their hands to get anything against this Dundee team who we think should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.

With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 win for Dundee when all is said and done.

Hopefully it’s a good one.

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What are the top odds for this match?

Checking the latest betting odds for this match on the full-time result market, the win for Dundee can be had for 2.1, going for a draw is 3.54 & betting on a victory for Raith Rovers can get you 3.4. These are the most competitive prices on offer at the current time.

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