Southend vs Burton Prediction & Match Preview

Southend vs Burton
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Roots Hall (Southend on Sea).

Southend have dug themselves deep into a pit, and seems like they might have no escape from it. They have so far secured 16 points from their 32 fixtures, and need a surplus of 15 points to avoid the boot. The struggling Burton could take advantage of this desperation of the hosts, and try to post a much-needed win this weekend.

Southend vs Burton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last four matches in a row had goals from both teams.
  • Five of the past eight games had over 2.5 goals.
  • The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scoreline.
  • Three of the past four meetings at this ground had goals from both teams, as well as four or more goals.
  • Southend scored thrice or more in the last two meetings at this venue.

Southend vs Burton Prediction

Southend were defeated 0-1 at home by Gillingham the last match-day. It was their fourth loss in a row, and most importantly, was their 35th winless game from the last 40 fixtures. This streak has put them deep down in the relegation zone, and now they are supposed to conjure miracles to avoid getting the boot this summer.

Elsewhere, Burton were defeated 4-1 on the road, by Ipswich. While the loss surely is hurting, the fact that it had come against one of the playoff contenders, could be given as justification.

However, Burton have been struggling a bit in the last few match-days, and they need a huge win to set things back on track. Considering they are taking on the second-last placed team in the table, and a major frontrunner to get relegated, fans are hopeful of the three points. 

It helps that Southend have no use with a draw, and will be forced to play attacking football from the get-go. This scenario could be used well by the guests. They need to be on the watch for spaces at the back, and mistakes by the home team. As things stand, it seems as if the desperation of Southend will once again result in a loss this Saturday.

And to pile things on, Burton will go after a huge win, that they require to instill confidence in players and fans. Moreover, recent h2h clashes, and especially the ones at this venue have had goals in plenty. Keeping in line with that trend, expect the fixture to be high-scoring in nature.

Southend vs Burton Betting Tips

  • Burton to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).