FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Southport 15 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Mansfield Town v Southport fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Southport at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Stags are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 6 of the 26 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Field Mill was less than a year ago, in April 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 05 Apr Mansfield Town 2-2 Southport (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Southport 1 - 2 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
1998/1999 Sat 05 Dec Mansfield Town 1 - 2 Southport F.A. Cup
1974/1975 Tue 18 Mar Southport 1 - 1 Mansfield Town Fourth Division
1974/1975 Sat 17 Aug Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Southport Fourth Division
1972/1973 Fri 02 Mar Southport 3 - 1 Mansfield Town Fourth Division
1972/1973 Sat 07 Oct Mansfield Town 3 - 3 Southport Fourth Division

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

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Stags in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Sandgrounders have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The Sandgrounders's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 26 points from their 14 games so far.

Southport's 25 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Mansfield Town 6 3 2 1 10 9 11
Southport 6 3 2 1 8 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Mansfield Town at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Stags will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Mansfield Town Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Southport 4 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here