Southend v Stevenage betting tips and predictions for the League Twp play-off with the best free football tips today.
It’s nicely poised in the League Two Play-off Semi Final between Southend and Stevenage as two quick goals meant these teams reconvene at Roots Hall all square. Stevenage are an effective home side and they will be disappointed not have taken a lead to Essex and I think it could cost them dear.
Southend striker and goalscorer from the first leg Barry Corr said his side didn’t play anywhere near their best and they hope they can improve greatly and book their place at Wembley.
The Shrimpers have had a decent season under Phil Brown and they have been defensively sound. They won a number of games one nil and continually kept clean sheets with Cian Bolger and Adam Barrett marshalling the defence. Dan Bentley broke the club record for most clean sheets at home and they will aim to keep it tight against the Hertfordshire side.
Stevenage were not expected to be challenging for the play offs, but as much as he divides opinion, Graham Westley has done well to get his unfancied side in the end of season shake up. They don’t have an out and out striker who scores goals, but they must be buoyed by the emergence of Ben Kennedy. They have players who have competed at a higher level such as Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale and they have cherry-picked some of the best non-league talent in Tom Pett and Dean Wells.
In true Southend style, I think they will win for my Southend v Stevenage predictions, but they will succeed marginally. Stevenage are much better at the Lamex and although their away form improved as the season went on, they shouldn’t have enough to see of Southend.
Our first football tip for Southend v Stevenage is a Southend Win, the best odds are Evens with Sky Bet.
In nine of the Southend’s last 10 games of the season, there were fewer than three goals. In fact, they won five of those 10 games 1-0 and drew another of them 0-0. This pattern points towards another low scoring game on Thursday night. Stevenage went over 2.5 goals in just two of their last seven games, so it could be tight and it could be just one goal that separates the two competitors.
Our second Southend v Stevenage betting tip is for under 2.5 goals at odds of 4/6 with Bet365.
The man who said his side didn’t play to their full potential might be the same man to get Southend off to a flying start. Barry Corr has scored 15 goals in the league this season and he could add to that. He takes the penalties and has a knack of being in the right place at the right time. He is a talismanic figure up front for the Essex side and he is worth a chance as first goalscorer.
Our football tipsters’ final Southend v Stevenage betting tip is for Barry Corr to score first at 5/1 with Paddy Power.
Southend to win – Evens with Sky Bet (bet £5 get £20 free).
Under 2.5 goals – 4/6 with Bet365 (signup get £200 bonus).
Barr Corr to score first – 5/1 with Paddy Power (signup bet £10 get £20 bonus).
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