FM Preview: Southport v Grimsby Town 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southport v Grimsby Town fixture

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:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctGrimsby Town1 - 1SouthportCONF
1977/1978Tue 25 AprGrimsby Town2 - 0SouthportLGE2
1977/1978Tue 27 SepSouthport2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
1973/1974Sat 16 FebGrimsby Town2 - 1SouthportLGE1
1973/1974Fri 12 OctSouthport0 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
1971/1972Sat 12 FebSouthport1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
1971/1972Sat 23 OctGrimsby Town0 - 1SouthportLGE2

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town6213677

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

Sequence statistics:
Southport 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Grimsby Town 8 games since last away draw.