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Round 30 of National League action pits together Southend United and Grimsby Town at the Roots Hall. Both sides have been on winning runs of late and should put up a battle for the playoff slots.
Southend vs Grimsby: Top Free Betting Tips
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Southend to Win
Paul Hurst's Grimsby Town are three positions ahead of Southend United and have an eight-point lead. However, it is difficult to look beyond Southend in this fixture. The Seasiders are on a five-match winning streak at home and have fond memories to call upon against the Mariners at this venue. Three of their last four fixtures across League Two and Championship concluded in their favour and we expect the run to continue in the National League.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Southend has only suffered one defeat in their last eleven competitive fixtures. They can attribute their success to the attacking department finally getting themselves counted for. They have scored two goals in each of their last three outings and should manage a similar tally against Grimsby, who have only kept one clean sheet in their last six fixtures. The Mariners should help with the tally as they have managed ten goals in this period and have only been shut out in the goalless draw against King's Lynn.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
Neither Southend nor Grimsby have a defence that can hold their win against quality opposition. While they have scored 7 and 9 goals respectively in their last five outings, they have conceded four goals apiece in this period. Given the prolific nature of their fixtures, we are backing a high scoring affair at Roots Hall with goals at either end of the pitch.
Southend vs Grimsby: Team News and Match Preview
It is difficult to rouse a relegated team back to their senses. Kevin Maher was aware of the gravity of the situation and only now beginning to thrive in his situation. Southend are on a six-match unbeaten streak, letting lose in front while keeping affairs tight at the back with just four goals conceded in their last five outings. They are eight points adrift of playoff positions and have 17 league fixtures to get in the playoff lottery.
While Southend dream about the playoff lottery, Grimsby Town will have far grander aspirations from their end of season run. They are six0point behind Boreham Wood and the playoff semi-finals. It is within their reach but needs to extend their unbeaten run if they are to give it a realistic shot of getting back to League Two football. They like to score goals but concede in an equal amount, which has been a detriment to their higher placement.
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When is the match scheduled? The match will take place on 18 February 2022 at 20:45 GMT.
Where is the game being played? Roots Hall (Southend on Sea).
Who is the bookmakers' favourite to win? Southend United.