FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southend United v Brentford fixture

Brentford travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 8 of the 51 games.

The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was just over four years ago, in March 2001, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Shrimpers in a (Associate Members) match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Tue 20 MarBrentford2 - 1Southend Utd.ASSM
2000/2001Tue 13 MarSouthend Utd.1 - 2BrentfordASSM
1998/1999Sat 24 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 4BrentfordLGE2
1998/1999Tue 10 NovBrentford4 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
1997/1998Fri 26 DecBrentford1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
1997/1998Fri 05 SepSouthend Utd.3 - 1BrentfordLGE1
1992/1993Sun 21 FebSouthend Utd.3 - 0BrentfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Southend United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The away form of Brentford however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Bees pummel 16 goals, and let in 9.

Southend Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola League One, and have accumulated 47 points from the 27 games they have played so far. Brentford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 44 points from 25 games.

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

Brentford are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Southend Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Brentford Undefeated in last 10 away games.