FootyMAD's Stockport County match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Stockport County fixture

Southampton play host to Stockport County at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 5 of the previous 7 games.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was more than a decade ago, in January 1997, with Stockport Co. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugStockport Co.1 - 1SouthamptonLGE1
1996/1997Wed 29 JanSouthampton1-2Stockport Co.LGEC
1996/1997Wed 22 JanStockport Co.2 - 2SouthamptonLGEC
1958/1959Mon 27 AprStockport Co.4 - 0SouthamptonLGE1
1958/1959Sat 13 DecSouthampton2 - 1Stockport Co.LGE1
1937/1938Sat 26 FebStockport Co.0 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
1937/1938Sat 16 OctSouthampton4 - 1Stockport Co.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Saints, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Southampton, Stockport Co. are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hatters have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 30 points from their 26 games played so far, Stockport Co. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 16 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stockport Co.60245132

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Southampton fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Saints. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Stockport Co. Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 12 most recent games.