Competition: National League
Market: Southend win
Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport
Two sides who will find the mood in their camps at a polar opposite, Southend will welcome Barnet to Roots Hall on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, managing to land what was a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Dover over the weekend, Southend have really enjoyed an eye-catching boost recently. While a nightmare start might have seen the Shrimpers tipped as a standout pick to be hit with back-to-back relegations, they have skyrocketed their way away from the drop zone. Knowing that three points on Tuesday night could see them shockingly move within touching distance of the top-half, the midweek hosts have now lost just one of their last eight outings, a run that stems back to December 11th. Smelling a golden chance when they return to Roots Hall here, Southend have also continued to impress on home soil. The Essex-based outfit have won each of their last three National League home fixtures by a 2-1 scoreline.
As for the visitors, last seen over the weekend putting in another worrying display, Barnet really find themselves in the midst of a National League struggle. Suffering a woeful 5-0 drumming against Stockport on home soil, the Bees have lost their last two fifth-tier matchups by an aggregate score of 9-1. Continuing to slide their way down the table and showing some real problems at the back, interim boss Dean Brennan finds his side in the midst of a six-match winless run that stems back to December 4th. Knowing that they should face a stern test when they make the trip to Roots Hall in midweek, Barnet should also be concerned by their issues in Essex historically. Failing to win any of their last four trips to Southend, a similar home win for the Blues appears at attractive odds on Tuesday night.
Bet: Southend 11/10 to beat Barnet in Tuesday’s National League showdown @ 888sport
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