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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Apr||Northampton||2 - 2||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 Nov||Southend Utd.||0 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Northampton||2 - 0||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Sun 26 Dec||Southend Utd.||2 - 2||Northampton||LGE2|
|1997/1998||Sat 14 Feb||Northampton||3 - 1||Southend Utd.||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Sat 04 Oct||Southend Utd.||0 - 0||Northampton||LGE1|
|1988/1989||Mon 27 Mar||Northampton||2 - 2||Southend 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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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
|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.