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National League engagements bring together Dover Athletic and Southend United. Both sides are struggling this season and an end to their misery does not seem to be on the horizon.
Dover vs Southend: Top Free Betting Tips
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Southend to Win
To claim that Dover Athletic have been poor this season in the National League will be an understatement. With just one win in 25 league outings, they find themselves at the bottom of the points table. Southend United will not have any sympathies for their rivals as they look to add distance between themselves and the relegation slots. Expect a rare away win for the visitors as they pile on to Dover's miseries.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Neither Dover nor Southend are known for their efficiency in front of the goal. However, their defensive issues are well known and plenty. As they face off against each other, we are backing a high scoring affair. Three of Athletics last four league fixtures have concluded with Over 2.5 goals, while the stats reveal a tally of two for the visitors.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
Southend are unbeaten in their last five fixtures, scoring 7 goals and conceding 4. Dover's tally remains poor as they have sent in 5 strikes whilst conceding 13 in the process. Despite the Athletics issues, they have only been shut out once in these outings and will not be easily overtaken. Expect goals at either end of the pitch in this bottom-five battle.
Dover vs Southend: Team News and Match Preview
It will be a year to remember if Dover Athletic keep their place in the National League. The Whites off-field problems have curtailed them as they started the campaign with a -10 points deduction. Andy Hessenthaler's hands were further handcuffed as his professional players were let go and a string of amateurs have been fielded to make up the numbers.
Relegation from League Two revealed the chinks in Southend United's armour. They should have found the going easy in the National League but the Shaymen have struggled in the English fifth division. A swift return to League Two is not on the cards and fans will sigh a breath of relief as another relegation is not on the cards as they have a 10-point safety net. As it stands, Southend will have to plough through another year in the wilderness before making a run for promotion.
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FAQs regarding Dover vs Southend Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled? The match will take place on 29 January 2022 at 16:00 GMT.
Where is the game being played? Crabble Athletic Ground.
Who won the last Head to Head fixture? Southend won with a 4-1 scoreline.