Grimsby Town travel to take on Southport at Haig Avenue on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 16 games.
The last time the two teams met at Southport was way back in the black-and-white days of September 1977, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Fourth Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 16 Oct||Grimsby Town||1 - 1||Southport||CONF|
|1977/1978||Tue 25 Apr||Grimsby Town||2 - 0||Southport||LGE2|
|1977/1978||Tue 27 Sep||Southport||2 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|1973/1974||Sat 16 Feb||Grimsby Town||2 - 1||Southport||LGE1|
|1973/1974||Fri 12 Oct||Southport||0 - 1||Grimsby Town||LGE1|
|1971/1972||Sat 12 Feb||Southport||1 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|1971/1972||Sat 23 Oct||Grimsby Town||0 - 1||Southport||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Southport have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Sandgrounders in those games, with 7 conceded.
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Mighty Mariners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Southport find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 27 matches. Grimsby Town find themselves in a respectable 8th position, courtesy of the 42 points they have accumulated from 28 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Mighty Mariners out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Southport. Away win
|Southport||8 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Grimsby Town||8 games since last away draw.|