FM Preview: Southend United v Chesterfield 08 Jan 2011

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History of the Southend United v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Spireites have recorded 8 wins, and Southend Utd. have come away with 10 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was back in December 2005, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 09 OctChesterfield2 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 18 FebChesterfield3 - 4Southend Utd.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 06 DecSouthend Utd.0 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2001/2002Tue 18 DecSouthend Utd.2 - 0ChesterfieldFAC
2001/2002Sat 08 DecChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.FAC
2000/2001Sat 31 MarChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 16 DecSouthend Utd.3 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Southend United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Shrimpers have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Chesterfield's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Spireites, and 10 goals against.

Southend Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League Two, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Chesterfield are leading the way in the Npower League Two, with their 21 games giving them a return of 42 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.6222878
Chesterfield631211810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Spireites have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Roots Hall with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Chesterfield Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.