Burton vs Southend Betting Tip Burton to win to nil – 3 December 2019

Burton to take the spoils at home

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EnglandBurton vs Southend UnitedEngland
3rd December 1945hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Burton to win to nil
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 29/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 2 December)

The situation is becoming dire for Southend who sit bottom of the League One table and are in danger of being cast adrift. They travel to Burton on Tuesday night looking to end what is currently a five game losing run in the league.

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Burton Albion Preview – Are Burton set to heap more misery on opponents and creep closer towards the playoffs?

Nigel Clough would have been delighted to see his team progress into the third round of the FA Cup and happy enough with a home tie against Northampton to take place in January. Between now and then it’s all about improving their league position and attempting to close on the top six. Burton come into this match (which is a game in hand over many of the team above them) knowing a win would take them only three points behind Oxford who currently occupy the last playoff position. It’s been a decent enough run of form for Clough’s team coming into the match. With three defeats in their last 13 league games Burton have been hard to beat but the manager will be looking for a few more victories.

A real strength of Burton’s performances is their defensive capabilities. Having conceded 17 goals in 16 matches the joint third best defensive record in League One. That gives Burton an excellent basis to build upon. If their attacking play can improve then it would be no surprise to see them begin edging closer to those playoff positions.

Burton to win 2-0 Correct Score
7/1

Southend United Preview – Can Southend halt their five-game losing streak and perhaps pick up their first victory in 10 league games?

Sol Campbell has been in charge of Southend for just under two months and it’s been a real struggle so far. Campbell is the club’s third permanent manager of this calendar year which goes to show exactly who difficult it’s been. Southend are only second bottom due to Bolton’s 12 point deduction at the beginning of the season. They’ve won just one game and taken a meagre five points from their first 18 matches in League One. It’s already looking very doubtful that they will survive as their recent results and performances have been dire. Five straight defeats in the league with 19 goals conceded hardly inspires confidence that they can turn things around.

One of the reasons why Campbell was given the job was because of the job he done at Macclesfield Town and leading them to safety in League Two last season. They were a club five points adrift at the time he too over, however, and he has a much bigger job on his hands here. Now 11 points behind fourth bottom Tranmere, Southend really have to start picking up points to have any chance.

Key-Facts – Burton Albion vs Southend United

    • Burton progressed into the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday and will be looking for a third straight win in all competitions
    • Southend are 11 points adrift of safety and the situation is already looking ominous in their bid for survival
    • No team has conceded more goals in League One than Southend whilst Burton have kept four straight clean sheets at home

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This looks an ideal opportunity for Burton to get what would be a third straight win. No team in England’s top four divisions have picked up fewer points than Southend and they are like cannon fodder for opposition teams at the moment. The 52 goals they have conceded is by far the worst defensive record as well. To put it in some context, Bolton have the second worst but 16 less than Southend. It’s an average of nearly three goals a game. That’s simply unsustainable at any level.

You feel Burton only really need to continue playing at the same level they have in recent weeks to win here. It’s four consecutive clean sheets at home. Scoring goals has been a problem with just three goals but they will get chances here.  Burton to win without conceding is the way to go.


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