07.04.2007 @ 15:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Inverness CT v Falkirk
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Saturday 7th April at 3pm
Referee: Crawford Allan (who?)
Others: Keith Sorbie, Steve Pullar (Assistants), Euan Norris (4th official).
Saturday 7th April
Aberdeen v Dundee Utd
Celtic v Motherwell
Dunfermline v Hibernian
Hearts v Kilmarnock
Inverness CT v Falkirk
Sunday 8th April
St Mirren v Rangers (Setanta, 2pm)
Then the SPL splits into two separate leagues where each team plays 5 more games.
SPL RECENT RESULTS
Saturday 31st March
Dundee Utd (Daly) 1-1 Celtic (Nakamura)
Falkirk (Moutinho, OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Donnell) 2-0 St Mirren
Kilmarnock (Naismith) 1-2 Aberdeen (Fowler o.g, Anderson)
Motherwell (McDonald 2) 2-0 Dunfermline
Rangers (Adam) 1-1 Inverness CT (Dargo)
Sunday 1st April
Hibernian 0-1 Hearts (Zaliukas)
Tuesday 3rd April
Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock (Nish)
Wednesday 4th April
St Mirren (Sutton) 1-1 Hibernian (Jones)
The teams have played a total of 27 times (26 League, 1 Cup) with 87 goals (41 Inverness CT, 46 Falkirk) between them.
Inverness CT: 8 wins (8 League, 0 Cup)
Draws: 6 (6 League, 0 Cup)
Falkirk: 13 wins (12 League, 1 Cup)
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ There have been 20 1st Division games and 6 SPL games between the teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ There has only been 1 cup game between the teams, which took place earlier this season in Inverness with Falkirk winning 1-0.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The teams average 3.2 goals a game in the fixtures between these two teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The biggest win in the fixture was when Inverness CT beat the Bairns 4-1 at the Falkirk Stadium on the 21/01/2006. Goals from Wilson, Wyness, Dargo and Tokely gave Caley Thistle a comfortable victory. Ireland scored a consolation for Falkirk.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The last meeting between the team finished 3-1 to Falkirk. After Inverness started strongly in the Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk quickly ran to a 3-0 half time thanks to an Anthony Stokes hat-trick in his last game for the club. Then it got worse for the Highlanders as Ian Black got sent off for kicking a training ball away. But 10-man Inverness defended well in the second half with a John Rankin cracker giving Inverness some consolation. The attendance was 4516.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Stuart McCaffrey (Inverness CT): The ex-Aberdeen defender is likely to play on Saturday due to the suspension of Darren Dods, the man that stole his place in the team way back in 2004. Dods got sent off after only 14 minutes at Ibrox last Saturday, and so Christie had no alternative but to sacrifice Paatelainen and bring on McCaffrey. Stuart had a great game and will have given fans some positive feeling for next season when it is likely Munro and himself will partner each other in the centre of the defence. McCaffrey must be given credit for staying at Inverness and trying to fight for his place and letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hope that next season his patience is rewarded.
Russell Latapy (Falkirk): The veteran midfielder is a key member of the Bairns set-up and if Falkirk were to lose him next season, it would be a big loss for John Hughes to deal with. He starred in last weeks 2-0 victory over St Mirren, as his master class shone throughout the game. I am sure the youngsters at Falkirk are benefiting from his experience and it will be interesting to see if he remains at the Falkirk Stadium for one more season.