FootyMAD's Tranmere Rovers match preview

Last updated : 05 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Tranmere Rovers v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them with only a 20.00% success rate in the fixture.

The last time the two teams met at Tranmere Rvs. was back in February 2001, over five years ago, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 4 - 3 in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 12 DecSouthampton3 - 0Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2002/2003Wed 02 OctSouthampton6 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGEC
2000/2001Tue 20 FebTranmere Rvs.4 - 3SouthamptonFAC
2000/2001Sat 17 FebSouthampton0 - 0Tranmere Rvs.FAC
1963/1964Wed 25 SepTranmere Rvs.2 - 0SouthamptonLGEC
1959/1960Sat 19 MarSouthampton1 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
1959/1960Sat 28 NovTranmere Rvs.2 - 4SouthamptonLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The Saints have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Tranmere Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 33 points from 32 matches. Southampton's 44 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Tranmere Rvs. 6 games since last home draw.
Southampton Undefeated in last 6 away games.
5 games since last defeat.