FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 08 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southend United v Walsall fixture

Walsall face a trip to Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saddlers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 24 occasions, and draw 10, from the 37 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2009, with Southend Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 15 AugWalsall2 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 07 MarSouthend Utd.2 - 0WalsallLGE1
2008/2009Sat 30 AugWalsall5 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 29 MarSouthend Utd.1 - 0WalsallLGE1
2007/2008Sat 20 OctWalsall0 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 25 FebSouthend Utd.0 - 0WalsallLGE1
2005/2006Sat 13 AugWalsall2 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Southend United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Saddlers 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. The Saddlers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Southend Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 29 points from their 24 games played so far, Walsall's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Walsall are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Southend Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 19 .
Walsall 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.