FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 29 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southend United v Gillingham fixture

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:
2007/2008Wed 26 DecGillingham1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 08 SepSouthend Utd.3 - 0GillinghamLGE1
2005/2006Fri 14 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 1GillinghamLGE1
2005/2006Sat 01 OctGillingham1 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
1998/1999Tue 18 AugGillingham0 - 1Southend Utd.LGEC
1998/1999Tue 11 AugSouthend Utd.1 - 0GillinghamLGEC
1997/1998Mon 13 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 0GillinghamLGE1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.