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History of the Southend United v Swindon Town fixture

Swindon Town face a trip to Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Robins will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 29 and win only 13 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 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:
2007/2008Mon 24 MarSwindon Town0 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 08 DecSouthend Utd.2 - 1Swindon TownLGE1
2005/2006Fri 27 JanSouthend Utd.2 - 0Swindon TownLGE1
2005/2006Sat 10 SepSwindon Town1 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 25 JanSouthend Utd.2 - 0Swindon TownASSM
2003/2004Tue 12 AugSouthend Utd.2 - 3Swindon TownLGEC
2002/2003Tue 22 OctSwindon Town6 - 1Southend Utd.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Southend United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Shrimpers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The Robins have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Robins's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Southend Utd.'s 17 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Swindon Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 10 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.641112713
Swindon Town61239135

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Shrimpers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Swindon Town Undefeated in last 6 away games.