FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Southend United fixture

Sunderland play host to Southend United at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, determined to stop the rot against their opponents, having lost out to their rivals on 4 of the previous 6 occasions.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was more than a decade ago, in September 1995, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 19 AugSouthend Utd.3 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1995/1996Tue 27 FebSouthend Utd.0 - 2SunderlandCHMP
1995/1996Sat 09 SepSunderland1-0Southend Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 25 FebSouthend Utd.0 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1994/1995Sat 01 OctSunderland0 - 1Southend Utd.CHMP
1993/1994Sat 23 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1993/1994Sat 20 NovSunderland0 - 2Southend Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the The Black Cats score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The Shrimpers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Shrimpers, and 8 goals against.

Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 53 points from their 32 games so far. Southend Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 31 points from their 32 games thus far.

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

Sunderland may be coming up against a decent side in Southend Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Black Cats. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Southend Utd. 4 games since last defeat.