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League One preview and odds: Sheffield United vs. Southend


Published on: 13/11/2015

Southend looking for first win in four

Southend will make the trip to Bramall Lane in search of their first league win in four outings having drawn their last two since losing at Chesterfield. They were unbeaten in their first five away games of the season until consecutive losses to Burton and Chesterfield ended their joy on the road.

Phil BrownÂ’s team could go above Sheffield United in the League One table if they can claim all three points on their weekend visit to South Yorkshire. However, their lack of goal scoring prowess could hinder their chances. Only four teams in the league have scored fewer goals than the Shrimpers this term.

They come into this game on the back of a Football League Trophy win over Bristol Rovers just days after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Scunthorpe.

Team news

Sheffield United may welcome back long-term absentee James Wallace after he successfully made his first appearance of the season in the midweek cup game. Defender Jay McEveley also appeared in that game and is in contention for the weekend.

Recent form (League)

Sheffield United: LLWDW

Southend United: DDLWW

Betting odds and tips

Southend have only scored one goal in their last three away games and have only managed 17 goals all season. This should be a close game but the home should edge it and can be backed at 10/11 with Betfred to grab all three points. For better odds, you may be tempted by the 9/4 on offer from PaddyPower for a home win to nil.

Published on: 13/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (13/11/2015 17:08:12) but are subject to change.