Southend vs Peterborough

Southend was a slight favorite against Charlton last weekend, but the team somewhat disappointed in front of own fans and suffered 1:2 defeat in the end.
The first halftime wasn’t that interesting, while all the goals were seen in second – with the guests taking the lead and hosts responding right away, however, the players of Charlton were the ones to threaten more towards the end got the victory deservedly as they risked more.
Towards the very end of the clash, Kightly and Oxley were red carded for the home team and Fosu was excluded in the visiting team. Southend was close to the playoff spots last season but now haven’t started that well with three defeats so far. After six rounds they have only seven points which is three more than relegating Bristol Rovers and four less than playoff placed Fleetwood Town. During the midweek, they won over Cambridge United 3:1 in Checkatrade Trophy competition on Tuesday evening.

Defensive midfielder Timothee Dieng, central midfielders Luke Hyam, Dru Yearwood, and Sam Mantom have been injured in recent weeks. Offensive midfielder Sam Barratt is a long-term absentee. Forward Michael Kightly and goalkeeper Mark Oxley will miss out for the first of three games due ban with red cards in a previous round.
Peterborough was close to the playoff zone last season and it seems that they are fully fired up for promotion this time. Obviously that all the Cup competitions are much less important factors for them, as they are fully oriented to League One only so far. After six rounds, the team has five victories and one draw, looking as the League One force for now.
The only draw so far happened last weekend in front of own crowd when they welcomed Doncaster in a 1:1 draw. Guests took the lead towards the end of the first halftime, while Tafazolli replied in the 58th minute for the final outcome. They now share the first position together with Portsmouth with the same record and already seven points more than out of playoff zone placed sides.
As for Checkatrade Trophy, they lost to Milton Keynes Dons after penalty kicks last Tuesday and a 3:3 regular game. Midfielder Callum Cooke is expected to be out for few more weeks. Their manager could actually name the same squad for a seventh consecutive league game.
Southend should appear quite attacking in this one, even though they might be playing against one of the strongest teams in the league. Peterborough, on the other side, also seeks for a three-pointer after their great start. Both teams to score and three or more goals is something that can be achieved even after the first sixty minutes of the play.

Bet : Over 2.5 Goals

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