National League preview: Can Altrincham edge out victory against Southend United?

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Competition: England National League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: The J. Davidson Stadium (6085 seats)

Altrincham have accomplished 4 home triumphs up until now, Southend United have won 1 away. Who upgrades their standings after this one?

Insights:
  • Altrincham have the most scored goals in the second half (20) in National League
  • Southend United have the fewest scored goals (11) in National League

Altrincham have less rest than Southend United in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a National League game only four days ago. That game was an away game at Chesterfield, so at least Altrincham are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Altrincham form and stats

When playing at home in the National League, Altrincham have managed 4 wins, 1 draw and suffered 2 defeats from 7 games.

Altrincham travelled for their previous game, a trip to Chesterfield that ended 2-2. There was plenty of action in the dying minutes of the game against Chesterfield as A. Leitch-Smith's goal in the 90th minute completed a cancellation of 0-2 and secured a draw after 90 minutes. A. Leitch-Smith was able to secure the draw 2-2 in the game against Chesterfield after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

In the game before, an away victory match versus Weymouth with a 4-1 scoreline.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Altrincham have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found ten games) they have won six times, drawn two and lost two.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (14 in 7 games), Altrincham's attacking play is working. Altrincham's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 9 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Southend United form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Southend United so far with only 4 points returning home. The records show 1-1-6 (win-draw-lose). A depressing six defeats in a row for Southend United in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Wealdstone.

J. Bridge was the last player to score for the away team. Southend haven't scored a league goal in the last 197 minutes.

It might be tough going out on the road again for Southend, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 0-1 versus Grimsby Town (placed 3rd).

A loss against Woking was the result prior to that, in a home game.

Southend are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, six draws and five defeats. From a total of 14 matches.

Goals are few and far between in Southend's away league games. Only 2 goals from 8 travels. As opposed to that, Southend have seen the ball go into their own net 11 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

Southend UnitedR. Murphy
R. Murphy
5 goals
AltrinchamJ. Hancock
J. Hancock
4 goals
AltrinchamR. Colclough
R. Colclough
4 goals

Altrincham missing players

Southend United missing players

Altrincham Southend United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 7 3 Played P 2 8 15
7 4 3 Won W 0 1 3
3 1 0 Drew D 1 1 2
6 2 0 Lost L 1 6 10
30 14 9 Scored S 0 2 11
24 9 3 Conceded C 3 11 24
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 88% 93%
88% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 38% 53%
62% 57% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 25% 40%
50% 43% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 33%
38% 43% 67% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 13%
75% 71% 67% BTTS BTTS 0% 12% 27%
12% 29% 33% Clean Sheets C S 50% 25% 20%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 75% 60%
 
4.5 5 4 Corners for (avg) C F 5 4.6 4.7
5.9 5 4.3 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6.9 6.5
1.6 1.4 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.9 2.1
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.2 12.6 15 Shots (avg) S ( 7 6.8 8.3
5.6 6.3 8.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0.5 1.9 2.5
33% 32% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 13% 30%
 
11.1 9 8.7 Shots against (avg) S A 9.5 10.9 11.2
4.1 2.6 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 4.5 4.1
Key stats in National League this season:
  • Altrincham have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Altrincham have scored more than double the goals of Southend United.
  • Altrincham have the most scored goals in the second half (20) in National League
  • Altrincham haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Southend United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Southend United have the fewest scored goals (11) in National League
  • Southend United have the fewest scored goals (2) away in National League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Chesterfield 17 10 6 1 35 15 8 5 3 0 19 9 9 5 3 1 16 6 20 36
2 Boreham Wood 17 10 5 2 26 13 9 6 3 0 15 4 8 4 2 2 11 9 13 35
3 Grimsby Town 17 10 2 5 29 17 8 7 0 1 19 5 9 3 2 4 10 12 12 32
4 Bromley 16 9 4 3 31 18 9 6 1 2 19 8 7 3 3 1 12 10 13 31
5 Halifax Town 16 9 3 4 25 14 8 6 0 2 16 7 8 3 3 2 9 7 11 30
6 Notts County 17 8 5 4 27 20 8 5 2 1 14 11 9 3 3 3 13 9 7 29
7 Solihull Moors 17 8 5 4 22 20 10 5 3 2 16 11 7 3 2 2 6 9 2 29
8 Wrexham 16 7 6 3 31 18 6 2 4 0 5 3 10 5 2 3 26 15 13 27
9 Stockport County 16 8 3 5 24 19 8 3 2 3 11 10 8 5 1 2 13 9 5 27
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 8 2 7 33 22 9 4 2 3 22 14 8 4 0 4 11 8 11 26
11 Altrincham 16 7 3 6 30 24 7 4 1 2 14 9 9 3 2 4 16 15 6 24
12 Woking 16 8 0 8 29 24 7 3 0 4 10 11 9 5 0 4 19 13 5 24
13 Yeovil Town 15 7 3 5 16 14 8 3 2 3 7 8 7 4 1 2 9 6 2 24
14 Eastleigh 16 7 3 6 21 21 8 5 2 1 16 10 8 2 1 5 5 11 0 24
15 Wealdstone 16 5 6 5 16 21 8 3 3 2 7 6 8 2 3 3 9 15 -5 21
16 Barnet 16 5 4 7 19 29 8 3 2 3 8 14 8 2 2 4 11 15 -10 19
17 Torquay United 16 5 3 8 22 27 7 4 0 3 12 11 9 1 3 5 10 16 -5 18
18 Weymouth 17 4 3 10 20 35 9 2 3 4 11 15 8 2 0 6 9 20 -15 15
19 Maidenhead United 15 4 2 9 18 30 8 3 1 4 15 18 7 1 1 5 3 12 -12 14
20 Aldershot Town 16 4 1 11 17 30 9 2 0 7 7 18 7 2 1 4 10 12 -13 13
21 Southend United 15 3 2 10 11 24 7 2 1 4 9 13 8 1 1 6 2 11 -13 11
22 King's Lynn Town 16 2 2 12 15 36 8 0 1 7 4 15 8 2 1 5 11 21 -21 8
23 Dover Athletic 16 0 3 13 13 39 9 0 2 7 7 17 7 0 1 6 6 22 -26 -9

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The National League is the fifth highest level of the English football league system. 24 professional and semi-professional teams play a total of 552 fixtures to top the league table. The National League is the top division of the National League System which contains division levels five to eleven.