The Analyst: Shrimpers v Shakers

Last updated : 20 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southend United v Bury fixture

Southend Utd. play host to Bury at Roots Hall on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Shrimpers have recorded 8 wins, and Bury have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was back in February 2005, over five years ago, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctBury1 - 0Southend Utd.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebSouthend Utd.1-0BuryLGE2
2004/2005Sat 11 DecBury0 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Tue 24 FebBury1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 30 AugSouthend Utd.1 - 0BuryLGE2
2002/2003Sat 26 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 2BuryLGE2
2002/2003Sat 05 OctBury1 - 3Southend Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Southend United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Shrimpers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Bury's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Shakers, and 7 goals against.

Southend Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League Two, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far, Bury's total of 36 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.63031099

The Analyst's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Southend Utd. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Shrimpers will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd.Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
BuryLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.