FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

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History of the Southend United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to 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 31 and win only 8 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2008, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Shrimpers 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:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctBristol Rvs.4 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Southend United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Shrimpers have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Bristol Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pirates have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southend Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 27 matches. Bristol Rvs.'s 33 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.60244122
Bristol Rvs.6222788

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Pirates out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Southend Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. 5 games since last defeat.