Bet on Southend vs Bury – The Shakers to edge Friday fixture

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League Two has been kind to punters this week with a Friday fixture, and with Southend United and Bury so tight in the betting, there is plenty of value to be found.

Southend’s recent victory at Rotherham United has propelled them up the League Two table, and with a game in hand on many of their rivals, a win against Bury would see them rise again into the top half of the table.

Match Odds

But Southend, 7/4 to beat Bury, are winless in five home matches, depite winning their last two away matches, and Bury can take advantage of Southend’s poor home form.

At 9/5, Bury offer plenty of value in the League Two betting and they can take the spoils in what is sure to be a cagey affair at Roots Hall.

Bury need the win to keep any automatic promotion hopes alive after a run of six games without a win, and after witnessing promotion rivals Shrewsbury end their poor run of form, Alan Knill’s side can follow the Shrews example.

Total Goals

The last three games between the two have all ended 1-0, and it’s been six games since this tie produced over 2.5 goals – under 2.0/2.5 goals is priced at 21/20 and a 1-0 win for Bury is available at 7/1.

Ryan Lowe is Bury’s top scorer with 13 league goals, but the striker hasn’t managed a goal in his last three games and he will be looking to end his mini-drought on Friday night and is 11/2 to score first.

Barry Corr, 5/1 to be the first goalscorer, is Southend’s leading striker but Bury have managed six clean sheets this season and Friday night’s game can be their seventh.

A £10 stake on Lowe scoring first and Bury winning 1-0 would return £300. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.