FM Preview: Southport v Newport County 08 Jan 2011

Last updated : 07 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southport v Newport County fixture

Newport Co. travel to take on Southport at Haig Avenue on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 8 out of 12 times.

The last time the two teams met at Southport was way back in the black-and-white days of November 1977, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Fourth Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 20 NovNewport Co.2 - 0SouthportCONF
1977/1978Sat 15 AprNewport Co.1 - 1SouthportLGE2
1977/1978Sat 19 NovSouthport3 - 3Newport Co.LGE2
1976/1977Fri 04 MarNewport Co.3 - 1SouthportLGE2
1976/1977Sat 25 SepSouthport0 - 1Newport Co.LGE2
1975/1976Sat 24 JanSouthport3 - 0Newport Co.LGE2
1975/1976Sat 13 SepNewport Co.2 - 0SouthportLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Southport have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 14 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Newport Co. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Exiles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Southport are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 23 matches. Newport Co.'s total of 42 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newport Co.6231989

FootyMad's prediction ...

Exiles have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Haig Avenue with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southport 4 games since last home draw.
Newport Co. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.