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History of the Southend United v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Bantams have drawn half the meetings, but also lost half of them too!

The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was back in April 1997, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 09 AugBradford City0 - 2Southend Utd.LGE1
1996/1997Sat 12 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 1Bradford CityCHMP
1996/1997Sat 05 OctBradford City0 - 0Southend Utd.CHMP
1990/1991Sat 06 AprBradford City2 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1
1990/1991Fri 28 DecSouthend Utd.1 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
1983/1984Mon 16 AprSouthend Utd.2 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
1983/1984Sat 17 SepBradford City1 - 1Southend Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Southend United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Bradford City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Bantams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 2 against.

Southend Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 34 points from 20 games. Bradford City's 28 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southend Utd.6114484
Bradford City6231329

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bantams's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Southend Utd., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southend Utd. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Bradford City Undefeated in last 4 away games.