Blackpool vs Southend
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road (Blackpool).
Blackpool may be high up in the league table, but they are going through one of the harshest phases of their season. They are desperate to post a win. So are Southend too. Currently the team is placed in the relegation zone, and need to make up a surplus of 12 points to escape the boot. By all means, expect a goal-fest between these two under-fire squads.
Blackpool vs Southend Head-to-head (h2h)
- Blackpool had won the reverse fixture. They were on the road, and the scoreline was 1-3 in their favor.
- Southend are on a winless run of four games against this opponent.
- Eight of the previous ten match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Four of the prior five clashes at this venue had goals from both teams as well.
- The last three games in a row had over 2.5 goals.
Blackpool vs Southend Prediction
Blackpool lost to Oxford United on the road the last match-day. It was the fourth loss in a row for the former, and the tenth winless game consecutively. By all means, Blackpool will be desperate to get back on track, and put an end to this humiliating streak.
Meanwhile, Southend recorded a much-needed 2-1 win at home over Lincoln. It was just the fifth win for the team from their past 35 games. For the relegation-battler, not much time remains, and they need to make up a surplus of 12 points before the season ends to avoid elimination.
As such, both teams will be desperately playing for the win. A drawn game at this stage makes no sense for either, and likely, we can expect attacking football throughout the ninety minutes.
Coupling the defensive shortcomings of both teams, to this intense need to win – it could be said with a bit of certainty that we are in line for a high-scoring thriller. It also deserves mention that Southend have conceded the most number of goals in the competition.
Moreover, Blackpool are on a streak of 14 games without a clean sheet, and they failed to keep a clean sheet in 17 of their prior 19 home games as well. As a result, the BTTS as well as the Over 2.5 Match Goals bets should bring good returns this Saturday.
Blackpool vs Southend Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).