FM Preview: Southend United v Gillingham 01 Jan 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 31st December 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Southend United and Gillingham at 13:00 on 1st January 2013 in the League Two.
History of the Southend United v Gillingham fixture
Southend United prepare to entertain Gillingham at Roots Hall at lunchtime on Tuesday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Shrimpers are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 7 of the 52 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Roots Hall was just last season, in September 2011, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Tue 18 Sep||Gillingham||1 - 0||Southend Utd.||League Two|
|2011/2012||Mon 13 Feb||Gillingham||1 - 2||Southend Utd.||League Two|
|2011/2012||Tue 13 Sep||Southend Utd.||1-0||Gillingham||League Two|
|2010/2011||Tue 08 Mar||Southend Utd.||2 - 2||Gillingham||League Two|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Sep||Gillingham||0 - 0||Southend Utd.||League Two|
|2010/2011||Tue 31 Aug||Southend Utd.||0 - 0||Gillingham||(Associate Members)|
|2009/2010||Mon 05 Apr||Gillingham||3 - 0||Southend Utd.||League One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Southend United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Shrimpers in those games, with 5 conceded.
Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Gills's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Southend United's total of 37 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.
Gillingham are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 45 points from their 22 games.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Southend United||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
|Gillingham||No sequences of note|
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here