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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 32 and win only 8 of the 52 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2009, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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 31 JanSouthend Utd.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Southend United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pirates have hit 9 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southend Utd.'s 14 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Bristol Rvs.'s total of 22 points from their 11 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
Southend Utd.62047106
Bristol Rvs.641111913

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Pirates of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Roots Hall with Bristol Rvs. coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. 4 games since last away draw.