FootyMAD's Southport match preview

Last updated : 06 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southport v Forest Green Rovers fixture

Forest Green pack their bags to visit Southport at Haig Avenue on Friday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. While the majority of previous matches have ended up drawn, a win has yet to be registered by Rovers.

The previous match played between the two at Haig Avenue was within the last three years, in January 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Conference match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 18 JanSouthport2 - 2Forest GreenCONF
2002/2003Sat 24 AugForest Green0 - 2SouthportCONF
2001/2002Sat 27 AprSouthport5 - 1Forest GreenCONF
2001/2002Sat 22 SepForest Green2 - 1SouthportCONF
2000/2001Sat 28 AprForest Green2 - 0SouthportCONF
2000/2001Sat 17 FebSouthport1 - 1Forest GreenCONF
1999/2000Sat 19 FebForest Green1 - 0SouthportCONF

Recent respective form guides

Southport are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Sandgrounders have scored 10, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Forest Green have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Southport find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 12 matches. Forest Green see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide Conference, showing a record of 13 points from their 12 games played so far,

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

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

Not a lot has been going right generally for Forest Green on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Southport. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Southport Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Forest Green Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.