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Gateshead will do battle with away side Southend United at Gateshead International Stadium in this National League meeting on Saturday.
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Gateshead are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 National League victory against Solihull Moors.
For Gateshead, the scorers were Stephen Wearne (42') and Greg Olley (45'). Josh Kelly (86') scored for Solihull Moors.
Fixtures featuring Gateshead have usually been absorbing affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of those belonging to Gateshead.
Southend United head into the game following a 2-1 National League win over Chesterfield in their most recent fixture.
The only name on the scoresheet from Southend United was Jack Bridge (61'). Will Grigg (27') and Darren Oldaker (63' Own goal) scored for Chesterfield.
A sequence of accomplished showings from the Southend United defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings overall. In that time, their own forwards have managed to score 13. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Coming into this meeting, Southend United are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was National League match day 33 on 18/02/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Southend United 1-0 Gateshead.
The match was refereed by Ruebyn Ricardo.
Team News: Gateshead
The Gateshead manager Rob Elliot has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Southend United
Southend United manager Kevin Maher has to currently contend with reduced team options. Collin Andeng-Ndi (Ankle injury) and Callum Powell (Cruciate ligament injury) will not be playing here.
Here, we’re thinking that Southend United may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this Gateshead team who we think will likely emerge victorious.
We therefore see a narrow 1-0 win for Gateshead when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gateshead International Stadium (11,800)
Captain: Greg Olley
Chairman: Neil Pinkerton
Manager: Rob Elliot
Competitions: National League position 5
🔑 Key Player: Marcus Dinanga
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Marcus Dinanga was born in England. After having made a senior debut playing for Altrincham in the 2022 - 2023 season, the gifted Forward has hit 12 league goals in the National League 2023 - 2024 season to date in 18 appearances.