FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

History of the Southend United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Southend have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2003, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 18 JanSouthend1 - 0RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Sat 31 AugRochdale1 - 2SouthendLD3
2001/2002Sat 09 MarSouthend0 - 0RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 15 DecRochdale0 - 1SouthendLD3
2000/2001Sat 03 MarSouthend3 - 0RochdaleLD3
2000/2001Sat 30 SepRochdale0 - 1SouthendLD3
1999/2000Sat 15 JanSouthend3 - 3RochdaleLD3

Recent respective form guides

Southend United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Shrimpers have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southend are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division Three with a return of just 15 points from their 18 games thus far. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Rochdale on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Southend. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Southend Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.