The Analyst: Millers v Shrimpers

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Southend United fixture

Southend Utd. travel to take on Rotherham United at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, Shrimpers have recorded 2 wins, and Rotherham U. have come away with 5 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Rotherham U. was back in September 2005, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 2 - 4 winners 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 30 OctSouthend Utd.1 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2
2005/2006Fri 10 FebSouthend Utd.2 - 0Rotherham U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 24 SepRotherham U.2 - 4Southend Utd.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 08 AprRotherham U.0 - 0Southend Utd.LGE2
1999/2000Mon 03 JanSouthend Utd.1 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
1998/1999Sat 06 FebRotherham U.2 - 2Southend Utd.LGE2
1998/1999Sat 05 SepSouthend Utd.3 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rotherham United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Millers in those games, with 8 conceded.

Southend Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Shrimpers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Rotherham U. are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 41 points from their 22 games. Southend Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 22 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.642014514
Southend Utd.6213997

The Analyst's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Millers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U.Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Southend Utd.4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.