Southend vs Scunthorpe United
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Roots Hall Stadium (Southend-on-Sea).
Scunthorpe United seem to be losing ground on the top two likes in the League One, but the visit to Essex for the clash with Southend United should provide a nice opportunity for them to arrest the current slump and return on the winning ways.
The hosts fell down on the brink of the relegation zone after losing four on the trot in the third tier. Such streak caused the owners to part ways with Phil Brown and appoint Christopher Powell as the new head coach. The English manager will make his debut this Saturday and it will be interesting to witness if he will bring the much-needed refreshment and shift the team’s fortunes around in the clash against the top-.half opposition.
The main troubles for the Shrimpers popped up at the back as they’ve shipped at least two goals in each of last four games. This will be the music to the ears of Josh Morris who is desperate to find the form he had in the last term (19 goals) and at the start of this season. The Englishman was on target in the home loss to Gillingham (1-3) at the weekend. Southend’s defensive holes should allow him to deliver and help the Iron bounce back and stay in the battle for the direct promotion.
Southend vs Scunthorpe: Head-to-head
The head to head stats reveal that Scunthorpe lead the tie by four wins.
Nonetheless, the Shrimpers have been much more successful in front of the home crowd where they’ve picked up 7 wins in 11 matches.
Six of last seven head to head meetings between the two teams ended with three or more goals.
Each of last five H2H ties saw home wins.
Southend vs Scunthorpe: Prediction
We definitely expect to see goals on Saturday at Roots Hall Stadium since both teams have been super vulnerable at the back in most recent outings.
The value is also massive in backing Josh Morris to score anytime for the visitors at the odds of 3.10.
Southend vs Scunthorpe: Bet Tips
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.40
Josh Morris to score anytime @ 3.10