Accrington vs Southend
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Crown Ground (Accrington).
Southend’s dismal campaign has given their faithful no reason to have their hopes up this season. With Accrington faring well in their clashes at home, count on the hosts to pile on their foes misery come Saturday.
Accrington vs Southend Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Accrington pick up a 1-0 win.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past five games.
- Three of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A tie has occurred thrice in their last eight meetings.
- Southend have registered the win three times in their past ten fixtures. (W-3, D-4, L-3)
Accrington vs Southend Prediction
Accrington have fallen out of their winning groove and are currently sporting a dismal two-match losing streak under their belt. Their last clash at home saw them lose 2-1 to Rochdale, following which Ipswich took them down on the road with a 4-1 scorecard.
Be that as it may, the hosts have now stumbled just twice in their past eight games in the third division, garnering fourteen points from a possible twenty-four in the process.
On the other hand, Southend have been dwelling in the “south end” of the table for quite some time now. Puns apart, the visitors have come out on top just once this season and if it not for Bolton, they would have hit rock bottom.
The guests have hardly shown any conviction in their clashes as of late, and have admitted more defeats than any other side in the cluster as well. To make matters worse, the visiting contingent been at the losing end in four of their past six outings in League One.
In sharp contrast, Accrington have tasted success in three of their previous four games here. Taking into account that Southend failed to secure the bragging rights in the reverse fixture as well, count on the hosts to pick up all three points in this one.
Furthermore, Accrington share the second-highest goal-scoring tally at home this season. They have scored two goals or more in five of their past seven fixtures here, and have racked up a total of twenty-four goals so far in total.
Meanwhile, Southend have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet as well, and have found the back of the net in each of their last four outings. As such, expect over 2.5 goals on the scorecards, by all means, this weekend.
Accrington vs Southend Betting tips
Accrington to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).