Southend United will face off against visiting side Salford City at Roots Hall in the League Two tie on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Southend United v Salford City are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Southend United will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-1 League Two losing effort in their last game against Bolton Wanderers.
Shaun Miller (82') scored for Bolton Wanderers.
Southend United have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 versus opposition teams during their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, The Shrimpers have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 10.
Ahead of this clash, Southend United are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Morecambe in League Two action, Salford City and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from Salford City was Brandon Thomas-Asante (45'). Carlos Mendes (94') and Aaron Wildig (96') scored for Morecambe.
The numbers tell their own story, and Salford City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. In defence, The Ammies can certainly do much better. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Heading into this contest, Salford City haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between the two was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 and the score finished Salford City 3-0 Southend United.
The match was refereed by Carl Boyeson.
Team News: Southend United
Southend United boss Mark Molesley does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Salford City
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Salford City manager Richie Wellens does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
In this match, Southend United will likely be able to find the back of the net against this Salford City lineup, although one goal is unlikely to be enough to give them the result that they want.
We therefore reckon that it will be a narrow 1-2 winning margin for Salford City after the 90. Could easily go either way, this.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roots Hall (12,392)
Captain: Jason Demetriou
Chairman: Ron Martin
Manager: Mark Molesley
Competitions: League Two position 22
🔑 Key Player: Simeon Akinola
Normally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Simeon Akinola was born in Nigeria. After making a first senior appearance for Braintree Town in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 14 appearances.