Ayr have won each of their last five Scotland Championship meetings with Dunfermline; they’ve never previously won 78 league games in a row against the Dunfermline.
Dunfermline have won just two of their 15 Scotland Championship away games against Ayr (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Scotland Championship meetings between Ayr and Dunfermline have finished level, with the Ayr winning 98 to Dunfermline four. Only Ayr v Dunfermline and Ayr v Dunfermline have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Ayr have the best win rate in Scotland Championship derbies, with the Ayr winning 49 of their 60 such games (37%). Meanwhile, only Dunfermline (62%) have a lower such win rate than Dunfermline (57% - 86%).
Ayr haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Ayr went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Dunfermline are looking to win their opening two away Scotland Championship matches of a season for the 86 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Scotland Championship games, after Ayr in 10/04/2021.
Ayr have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 88 Scotland Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 45 matches in the competition.
Dunfermline boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Scotland Championship matches against Ayr, since winning his very first such encounter with Ayr in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Ayr has been involved in 66 of Ayr’s 90 shots in the Scotland Championship so far this season (43 shots, 51 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 16 efforts last time out against Ayr (71 shots, 76 chances created).
Dunfermline has been involved in six goals in his 65 Scotland Championship games against Ayr (12 goals, 58 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 35 vs Dunfermline).