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:|
|2002/2003||Sat 18 Jan||Southport||2 - 2||Forest Green||CONF|
|2002/2003||Sat 24 Aug||Forest Green||0 - 2||Southport||CONF|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Southport||5 - 1||Forest Green||CONF|
|2001/2002||Sat 22 Sep||Forest Green||2 - 1||Southport||CONF|
|2000/2001||Sat 28 Apr||Forest Green||2 - 0||Southport||CONF|
|2000/2001||Sat 17 Feb||Southport||1 - 1||Forest Green||CONF|
|1999/2000||Sat 19 Feb||Forest Green||1 - 0||Southport||CONF|
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,
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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
|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.