Gillingham pack their bags to visit Southend United at Roots Hall on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Gills will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 26 and win only 7 of the 48 games.
The previous match played between the two at Roots Hall was within the last three years, in September 2007, with Southend Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 26 Dec||Gillingham||1 - 1||Southend Utd.||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Sep||Southend Utd.||3 - 0||Gillingham||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Fri 14 Apr||Southend Utd.||0 - 1||Gillingham||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Oct||Gillingham||1 - 2||Southend Utd.||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Tue 18 Aug||Gillingham||0 - 1||Southend Utd.||LGEC|
|1998/1999||Tue 11 Aug||Southend Utd.||1 - 0||Gillingham||LGEC|
|1997/1998||Mon 13 Apr||Southend Utd.||0 - 0||Gillingham||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Southend United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.
The away form of Gillingham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. The Gills have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Southend Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 17 points from their 14 games played so far, Gillingham find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 14 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Shrimpers, as the The Gills have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Southend Utd.||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Gillingham||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.