FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

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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 30 and win only 13 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, 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:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugSwindon Town2 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
2008/2009Tue 17 MarSwindon Town3 - 0Southend Utd.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 18 OctSouthend Utd.2 - 1Swindon TownLGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Southend United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Shrimpers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The Robins have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Southend Utd. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 27 matches. Swindon Town's total of 47 points from their 25 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.6114594
Swindon Town641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Swindon Town are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Swindon Town Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.