Weekend SPFL preview

Friday 9th February 2018

There are 10 matches taking place in the SPFL on Saturday, with the curtailed programme due to the Scottish Cup fifth round.

There’s one rearranged fixture in the Ladbrokes Championship as promotion rivals Livingston and Dunfermline Athletic meet at the Tony Macaroni Arena. A draw would be enough to take Livingston above Dundee United and into second place while the Pars are just outside the play-offs.

With Ayr United facing Rangers in the Scottish Cup, Raith Rovers have the chance to move eight points clear at the top of Ladbrokes League 1 when they welcome Airdrieonians to Stark's Park. Barry Smith's men have won 11 and drawn one of their 12 home games so far.

Stranraer have the opportunity to leapfrog Arbroath in the play-off race when they welcome Dick Campbell's side to Stair Park while fourth-placed Alloa Athletic are at home to relegation-threatened Forfar Athletic. East Fife, in sixth, are at home to bottom club Queen's Park.

The match of the day in Ladbrokes League 2 is at Links Park, where leaders Montrose take on third-placed Stenhousemuir. The Gable Endies have a four-point lead at the summit but have played two games more than Peterhead, who are up against Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park. 

Stirling Albion, who occupy the final play-off spot, travel to Central Park to face bottom club Cowdenbeath and in-form Clyde go to Berwick Rangers. Elgin City and Annan Athletic, who are both just outside the top four, go head to head at Borough Briggs.

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