FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Southend United fixture

Bristol Rvs. are ready to welcome Southend United to Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 11 of the 46 games.

The previous match played between the two at Memorial Stadium was within the last three years, in February 2005, with Southend Utd. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Pirates in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Fri 01 AprSouthend Utd.2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 08 MarSouthend Utd.2 - 2Bristol Rvs.ASSM
2004/2005Tue 15 FebBristol Rvs.1-2Southend Utd.ASSM
2004/2005Fri 27 AugBristol Rvs.2 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 06 MarBristol Rvs.1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 20 DecSouthend Utd.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Tue 14 OctSouthend Utd.2 - 1Bristol Rvs.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Pirates have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Southend Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Shrimpers have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 10 points from their 8 games played so far, Southend Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 15 points from 8 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.61238125
Southend Utd.641112713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Pirates at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Shrimpers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Southend Utd. 13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.