The Analyst: U's v Shrimpers
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 31st December 2010
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Oxford United and Southend United at 15:00 on Saturday, 1st January 2011 in League Two.
Southend Utd. pack their bags to visit Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Shrimpers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 17 games.
The previous match played between the two at The Kassam Stadium was more than three years back, in December 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Tue 11 Dec||Southend Utd.||3 - 0||Oxford Utd.||FAC|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Oxford Utd.||0 - 0||Southend Utd.||FAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Oxford Utd.||2 - 1||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 06 Nov||Southend Utd.||4 - 0||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sun 28 Dec||Southend Utd.||0 - 1||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Sep||Oxford Utd.||2 - 0||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 21 Jan||Southend Utd.||2 - 1||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Oxford United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Southend Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Shrimpers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Oxford Utd.'s 26 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Southend Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 19 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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The Analyst's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the U's, as the Shrimpers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win (er, we won 2-0 at Cheltenham in our last game, but anyway!)
|Oxford Utd.||10 games since last home draw.|
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
|Southend Utd.||No sequences of note|