Southend (@4.0) vs Fleetwood Town (@1.9)

Our Prediction:

Fleetwood Town will win

Southend – Fleetwood Town Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

If results were to be believed, then Fleetwood arent too great at home, though theyve certainly not been easy to beat. Such figures are very impressive. Only Luton, Portsmouth and Scunthorpe have won at Highbury Stadium since the start of October, while Saturdays hosts have given little away in recent times, as theyve conceded expected-goals against numbers of 0.5, 0.62, 0.76, 0.29 and 0.24 in their last five in front of a home crowd.

Bartons side failed to beat Southend United last season, with a loss at Roots Hall and a 2-2 draw at Highbury, but with no focus on the past, the clubs head coach knows his players can go and pick up all three points if they focus on what they need to do and not thinking about Southends current situation.

Southend v Fleetwood Betting Tip

The hosts will surely leave their hearts on the field in Saturdays football match, but they will have a big fish to fry against the Fishermen. Out-of-sorts Southend United will be looking to put an end to their dreadful losing run when they take on Fleetwood Town at their Roots Hall. The Shrimpers have been totally out of form at the start of the season and it is no surprise bookmakers see them as one of the main candidates to suffer relegation to the English fourth tier.

Whats more, their average of 1.63 expected goals for, while far better than Southends, makes a relatively low scoring away win appeal at the current prices. Southend have done nothing to suggest that they can seriously trouble a Fleetwood side that has given little away, while their defensive efforts dont bode well either. After all, Bartons men havent scored more than twice since the opening day. However, we shouldnt necessarily expect the visitors to run riot. From a betting point of view, Fleetwood & Under 3.5 Goals.

On that occasion, the Shrimpers failed to muster a shot on target, while they clocked just 0.24 expected goals for. While Saturdays hosts have stopped teams from creating at Highbury of late, Southend have found it tough to get going offensively. Last time out, they were shut out at home by Shrewsbury, as they posted a pathetic 0.47 expected goals for, while they were even poorer when losing to Peterborough in their last away match.

Scores Vs Opponents

Southend United havent had the best of starts to the 2019/20 campaign, and they currently find themselves on a six game losing streak, with their last league result being a 3-0 defeat at home to Rochdale at Roots Hall. With only scoring four goals in the league three coming from their own players, the coaching staff will be hoping for a bit more luck in front of the sticks.

Without blowing teams away, Joey Bartons men have looked strong in the final third, scoring an average of 1.71 goals and averaging 1.63 expected goals for. The Cod Army have also done a reasonable job of restricting their opponents, conceding more than once in just two of their seven games, while theyve surrendered just 0.66 expected goals for, which tells us that high-quality scoring opportunities for their opponents have been few and far between.

Lets see how this one goes. the best betting odds). Our assessment here is that Southend United might need a bit of good fortune to put one past this Fleetwood Town team who we think will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well. Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Southend United v Fleetwood Town match are shown here (inc. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even contest with a 0-1 winning score for Fleetwood Town when the referee blows for full-time.

They easily bettered Plymouth in their penultimate match, scoring two goals, conceding none and emerging with an expected goal difference of +1.84. Things werent looking too positive for Fleetwood when they went away to Coventry and returned with no points, though Joey Bartons men werent deterred by that result and have since built on what was a reasonable display. That victory gave the Cod Army a platform from which to build, and build they did, as they went away to Accrington last weekend and ground out a hard-fought win.