FM Preview: Crawley Town v Southport 27 Nov 2010

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History of the Crawley Town v Southport fixture

Crawley Town are ready to welcome Southport to Broadfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Reds have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The previous match played between the two at Broadfield Stadium was more than three years back, in January 2007, the Reds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Conference match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 20 JanCrawley Town2-1SouthportCONF
2006/2007Sat 16 SepSouthport3 - 1Crawley TownCONF
2005/2006Sat 01 AprSouthport0 - 2Crawley TownCONF
2005/2006Sat 12 NovCrawley Town2 - 0SouthportCONF

Recent respective form guides

Crawley Town have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Reds have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 6.

In complete contrast to Crawley Town, Southport are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sandgrounders have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crawley Town are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 40 points from 19 games. Southport are stuck down in the relegation zone of Blue Square (Conference) Premier with a return of just 18 points from their 20 games thus far.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Crawley Town 6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Southport Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.