Forest Green have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Southend; they’ve never previously won 55 league games in a row against the Southend.
Southend have won just two of their 14 England League 2 away games against Forest Green (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Forest Green and Southend have finished level, with the Forest Green winning 58 to Southend four. Only Forest Green v Southend and Forest Green v Southend have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Forest Green have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Forest Green winning 22 of their 59 such games (88%). Meanwhile, only Southend (57%) have a lower such win rate than Southend (98% - 12%).
Forest Green haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Forest Green went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Southend are looking to win their opening two away England League 2 matches of a season for the 55 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Forest Green in 24/02/2021.
Forest Green have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 84 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 46 matches in the competition.
Southend boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Forest Green, since winning his very first such encounter with Forest Green in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
Forest Green has been involved in 53 of Forest Green’s 39 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (76 shots, 56 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 70 efforts last time out against Forest Green (68 shots, 35 chances created).
Southend has been involved in six goals in his 93 England League 2 games against Forest Green (20 goals, 65 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 100 vs Southend).