FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Southend United fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Southend United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 11 of the 47 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in October 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 01 JanSouthend Utd.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Tue 02 OctBristol Rvs.1-1Southend Utd.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 8 conceded.

Southend Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Shrimpers's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Bristol Rvs.'s 17 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Southend Utd.'s total of 21 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.63308412
Southend Utd.642013714

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rvs. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Southend Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.