Southend vs Plymouth Prediction & Match Preview

Southend United Plymouth Argyle
England- League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Roots Hall (Southend on Sea).

The Seasiders have comparatively easier opponents in Plymouth in Round-28 of the League One season.

The hosts had a pretty good start to the season. At present they are 10th in the points table with 35 points. They are fresh from a home win over Gillingham in the league. Even with 10 men, they held on to win the match 2-0, much to the delight of their home fans.

But the Blues have been losing matches in a consecutive fashion. From the last 10 matches across all competitions, they won and lost 5 matches each. In 5 of their recent 7 games, the final score had less than 2.5 goals in total. A similar run of form exists at home too, with 3 wins and defeats each in the last 6 matches here. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of their 10 recent home games also.

Plymouth is in the relegation zone after 26 matches. Being one of the worst defensive sides conceding 47 goals so far, they don’t have much of a season left in the league. They are also coming from a win in their last game against Oxford United, which came after a 3 game winless run. Four of their last 5 matches across all venues had over 2.5 goals in total.

Away from home, they have been weak as they lost 3 of their recent 5 away games. Three of those 5 matches also had more than 2.5 goals at the final whistle. Some major luck is needed for the team managed by Derek Adams to win this game against Southend.

Southend United Plymouth Argyle: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Southend is winless in the last 6 h2h games against Plymouth.
  • The last time they won a game against these opponents was back in August 2013.
  • In 8 of their last 10 meetings, the score was less than 2.5 goals in full time.
  • Plymouth has won 2 of the last 5 matches against the Shrimpers across all venues.
  • From the previous 5 games between these two teams at Southend, the hosts have 2 wins and a loss.
  • All those 5 matches had a final score with less than 2.5 goals in total.

Southend United Plymouth Argyle: Prediction

Both teams have been inconsistent in their previous games.  The hosts have scored in 4 of their recent 5 matches at home. The visitors have also scored in 4 of their last 5 matches on the road. So we can predict both teams to score and bet on the same with 1.73 odds.

Even though most of their recent matches had seen a score with more than 2.5 goals, I don’t think we can see a similar score on Saturday. Their last 7 h2h meetings at this ground had a completely different scoreline. Thus I would recommend placing your bets on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.90 odds.

Southend United Plymouth Argyle: Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.73 (8/11).