Grimsby have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Southend; they’ve never previously won 81 league games in a row against the Southend.
Southend have won just two of their 14 England League 2 away games against Grimsby (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Grimsby and Southend have finished level, with the Grimsby winning 60 to Southend four. Only Grimsby v Southend and Grimsby v Southend have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Grimsby have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Grimsby winning 37 of their 89 such games (69%). Meanwhile, only Southend (80%) have a lower such win rate than Southend (46% - 43%).
Grimsby haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Grimsby 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 39 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Grimsby in 16/01/2021.
Grimsby have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 80 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 59 matches in the competition.
Southend boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Grimsby, since winning his very first such encounter with Grimsby in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Grimsby has been involved in 68 of Grimsby’s 50 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (69 shots, 64 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 83 efforts last time out against Grimsby (12 shots, 49 chances created).
Southend has been involved in six goals in his 70 England League 2 games against Grimsby (22 goals, 85 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 32 vs Southend).