Southend vs Peterborough
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Roots Hall Stadium (Southend).
Southend United have been in a very unpredictable form since the start of the campaign and they haven’t been able to connect any two same results in a row. They now host Peterborough for their Matchday 7 clash on the back of a 3-1 EFL Trophy win over Cambridge United looking to finally connect two in a row, but Christopher Powell’s men are in for a tough task.
Peterborough sit at the top of the table after six games played, bagging 16 points and only seeing their five-game winning streak ended with a 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers. However, they’ve struggled to bounce back and now have a thriller EFL Trophy loss to MK Dons behind them as well, which does give out a feeling there’s work to do in the dressing room.
Posh have been in great shape in the attacking third, though, and we’ll now surely see them very motivated to impress once again – looking to build on the top spot despite the lack of Cup success early on. Southend will be no easy rivals to outclass at Roots Hall Stadium and the visitors could need all the firepower they have up front!
Southend vs Peterborough: Head-to-head
- Southend have snatched a 0-1 win at ABAX Stadium in the sides’ last head-to-head clash in February 2018.
- Peterborough have snatched a 1-1 draw on the road and a 2-0 EFL Trophy win in two games earlier in the season.
- We’ve seen some narrow clashes recently and just five goals on those three occasions.
Southend vs Peterborough: Prediction
We will now back Peterborough to snatch their first win at Roots Hall Stadium since 1999 and confirm their fine form early in the League One campaign. They’ve shown off up front and we do feel they have what it takes, as we stick our necks out for an Away win at 2.87 here.
We do feel we’re in for a great challenge but we do see goals this time around, as we also go for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.70. We have seen both sides scoring and conceding goals on the regular, coming into the match on the back of some high-scoring clashes lately, and we should now be in for another thriller!
Southend vs Peterborough: Bet Tips
Peterborough to win @ 23/10 (3.30)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 3/4 (1.75).