FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Southport 26 Feb 2011

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History of the Mansfield Town v Southport fixture

Mansfield Town play host to 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 25 games.

The last time the two teams met at Mansfield Town was more than a decade ago, in December 1998, with Southport inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Stags in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 11 SepSouthport1 - 2Mansfield TownCONF
1998/1999Sat 05 DecMansfield Town1-2SouthportFAC
1974/1975Tue 18 MarSouthport1 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
1974/1975Sat 17 AugMansfield Town2 - 1SouthportLGE2
1972/1973Fri 02 MarSouthport3 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
1972/1973Sat 07 OctMansfield Town3 - 3SouthportLGE2
1969/1970Wed 01 AprMansfield Town5 - 0SouthportLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Stags's have scored 13 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

The away form of Southport is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Sandgrounders have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 43 points from their 31 games played so far, Southport find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 31 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town614110107
Southport62131097

FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield Town are not exactly setting the world alight at Field Mill at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Southport in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Southport Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.