A STATISTICAL preview of Southend United's clash with Cambridge United at Roots Hall.


Southend wins: 17

Draws: 9

Cambridge wins: 7


Trophy – Sep 18 – Southend 3 Cambridge 1

League Two – Mar 15 – Southend 0 Cambridge 0

League Two – Dec 14 – Cambridge 0 Southend 1

League Two – Mar 05 – Cambridge 0 Southend 2

League Two – Aug 04 – Southend 0 Cambridge 0

Div Three (old) – Feb 04 – Southend 1 Cambridge 0


Southend: WLLLLL

Cambridge: DWLWLW


Southend win: 10/3

Draw: 14/5

Cambridge win: 3/4


Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

Madley has shown 28 yellow cards in the nine games he has taken charge of so far this season but he has yet to brandish a red.

Madley formerly officiated in the Premier League before he opted to quit suddenly back in August 2018.

However, Madley returned to the game this season and will be back at Roots Hall for the first time since being the man in the middle for Blues’ 3-1 win against Scunthorpe United back in February 2017.


Friday: Mansfield v Colchester

Saturday: Crawley v Carlisle, Barrow v Forest Green, Cheltenham v Walsall, Exeter v Oldham, Leyton Orient v Harrogate, Newport v Port Vale, Salford v Bradford, Scunthorpe v Morecambe, Southend v Cambridge, Stevenage v Bolton, Tranmere v Grimsby


>Cambridge have the best defence and attack in League Two so far this season. The U’s have scored 25 goals and conceded just nine.

>Cambridge boss Mark Bonner spent six and a half years coaching in Blues’ academy before heading back to the U’s.

>The U’s assistant manager Gary Waddock was assistant manager for the Shrimpers at the start of last season and also had nine games as caretaker manager.

>Paul Mullin is top scorer in League Two so far this season. He has scored 13 goals this term, 12 of which have come in the League.

>Blues have gone 10 games without defeat against Cambridge and have not lost to the U’s since 1999.