FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 29 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southend United v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton face a trip to Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cobblers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2003, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Shrimpers in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 17 AprNorthampton2 - 2Southend Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 01 NovSouthend Utd.0 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1999/2000Sat 25 MarNorthampton2 - 0Southend Utd.LGE2
1999/2000Sun 26 DecSouthend Utd.2 - 2NorthamptonLGE2
1997/1998Sat 14 FebNorthampton3 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
1997/1998Sat 04 OctSouthend Utd.0 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
1988/1989Mon 27 MarNorthampton2 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Southend United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Shrimpers in those games, with 6 conceded.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Cobblers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southend Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 21 points from their 15 games played so far, Northampton's total of 23 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Cobblers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Southend Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Northampton Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.