Sunderland v Southend United Betting Tips: BTTS, 2018-10-27

League One/Two Tips


Saturday 27th October 2018 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Sunderland take on Southend United on Saturday afternoon at the Stadium of Light as the betting tips continue in League One.

Although Sunderland currently occupy third place in the third tier, there’s still plenty of work ahead of the Black Cats as they trail league leaders, Portsmouth by four points but are just one point behind second placed Peterborough United heading into this weekend’s action.

Sunderland have suffered just one defeat so far this season and still remain unbeaten at home although they’ve been involved in three stalemates already at the Stadium of Light which is perhaps three draws too many for manager Jack Ross’s liking.

A home record of  3-3-0 13/6 is nothing to be sniffed at as Sunderland have registered wins over Charlton Athletic, Scunthorpe United and Rochdale, but the hosts have also conceded in 5 of their 6 home matches to date, keeping just one clean sheet.

Southend United themselves sit in 9th spot but are just two points adrift of the play-off pack as they make the long journey up to the north-east to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The Shrimps are in pretty reasonable form too as they’ve suffered just one defeat from their last seven matches overall which was a 2-1 loss at home to Coventry City.

Recent wins against Fleetwood Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Burton Albion, Gillingham and Walsall have kept the Essex outfit in the frame to challenge for a play-off place, while their away record reads a fairly healthy 4-1-2  9/8.

After a slow start to the season on their travels, Southend have picked up in recent weeks as they’ve recorded four wins from their last five on the road, scoring in 5 of their 7 away matches to date.

Both sides will be confident of getting a result here, so my betting tips suggest backing both teams to score in this one.

Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.83 Comeon