FM Preview: Southend United v Bristol Rovers 26 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Southend United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers pack their bags to visit Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 33 and win only 8 of the 53 games.

The previous match played between the two at Roots Hall was within the last three years, in October 2009, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Bristol Rvs. 4 - 3 Southend Utd. League One
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Southend Utd. 2-1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Southend Utd. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League One
2008/2009 Sat 25 Oct Bristol Rvs. 4 - 2 Southend Utd. League One
2007/2008 Tue 01 Jan Southend Utd. 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2007/2008 Tue 02 Oct Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Southend Utd. League One
2004/2005 Fri 01 Apr Southend Utd. 2 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Southend United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Shrimpers, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Southend United, Bristol Rovers are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pirates have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southend United are leading the way in the npower League Two, with their 18 games giving them a return of 41 points.

Bristol Rovers find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 18 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southend United 6 5 1 0 9 3 16
Bristol Rovers 6 2 0 4 7 10 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Southend United. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southend United Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 15 matches.
Bristol Rovers Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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