FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southend United v Derby County fixture

Derby County travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was back in September 1997, over five years ago, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Shrimpers in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepDerby County3 - 0Southend Utd.CHMP
1997/1998Wed 01 OctDerby County5 - 0Southend Utd.LGEC
1997/1998Tue 16 SepSouthend Utd.0 - 1Derby CountyLGEC
1995/1996Sat 17 FebSouthend Utd.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1995/1996Wed 13 SepDerby County1 - 0Southend Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 29 AprDerby County1 - 2Southend Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Sun 16 OctSouthend Utd.1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

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 Shrimpers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Derby County however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Southend Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 28 games have yielded only 24 points. Derby County are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 53 points from the 28 games they have played so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.63308312
Derby County64117413

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Southend Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Derby County Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.