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Southend United host guests Chesterfield at Roots Hall Stadium in the National League match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Southend United v Chesterfield are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Southend United will be hoping for a better result after a 2-0 National League defeat in their last game at the hands of Altrincham.
Justin Amaluzor (57') and Justin Donawa (88') scored for Altrincham.
A recurring characteristic of recent Southend United games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their prior sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would have lost.
A look at their previous results shows us that Southend United:
- haven't won against Chesterfield in their last 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Chesterfield will go into the game after a 4-2 National League win versus Barnet in their most recent fixture.
For Chesterfield, goals were scored by Armando Dobra (50'), Will Grigg (60'), Michael Jacobs (76') and Joe Quigley (86'). Nicke Kabamba (92') and Gary Hooper (93') scored for Barnet.
A run of resolute performances from the Chesterfield defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 16. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Chesterfield:
- remain undefeated by Southend United when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/10/2016 tells us that Southend United have won 2 of them and Chesterfield 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 of them from The Shrimpers and 11 netted by The Spireites. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was National League match day 37 on 07/03/2023 when it ended Southend United 1-2 Chesterfield.
The match was refereed by Matthew Russell.
Team News: Southend United
Callum Powell (Cruciate ligament injury) and Collin Andeng-Ndi (Ankle injury) are not available for Southend United manager Kevin Maher.
Team News: Chesterfield
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Chesterfield manager Paul Cook does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the view that Southend United could find themselves up against it to score against this Chesterfield outfit who will likely just have the edge.
We’re going for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Chesterfield at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roots Hall Stadium (12,492)
Captain: Nathan Ralph
Chairman: Ron Martin
Manager: Kevin Maher
Competitions: National League position 16
🔑 Star Player: Jack Bridge
Customarily deployed in the Left Wing position, Jack Bridge was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Southend United in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 3 league goals in the National League 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 18 appearances.