Bet on Cheltenham vs Southend – In-form side set for league upset

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Cheltenham Town may have taken 12 points from their last 16 league games, but Mark Yates’ side have historically struggled against Southend United.

Southend are sitting in 17th place in League Two but are on a run of four league games without a loss and Paul Sturrock’s side will be confident of taking at least a point on their travels.

Match Odds

In the last three seasons Cheltenham and Southend have met on seven occasions across all competitions and Cheltenham’s only win came at Southend in the 2008-09 League Cup.

Southend have won three of the seven including a 2-1 win at Whaddon Road already this season in the League Cup and the Essex club are 5/2 to beat Cheltenham, and a repeat of the 2-1 scoreline is priced at 11/1.

But Southend have drawn their last three league games 1-1 and with the draw happening in three of the last seven between the two, it looks the likeliest outcome.

The draw is priced at 12/5 but the 1-1 scoreline is appetisingly priced at 11/2.

Total Goals

In Wesley Thomas, Cheltenham can boast a striker that has seven league goals to his name this season and Thomas is 9/2 to score first, but Cheltenham have scored just once in their last three matches with Southend.

Former Chelsea midfielder Anthony Grant has been the shining light for Southend this season, leading the club’s scoring charts with six goals, but will sit out the game because of a one-match suspension.

But the last four ties between the two have only produced six goals and under 2.5 goals looks the value of the days matches at 11/10.

Cheltenham have averaged a goal a game at home to Southend and a 1-0 Cheltenham win is priced at 6/1.

Cheltenham are 8th and are looking to push for a play-off spot and are 40/1 to win League Two. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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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.