Lincoln City vs Southend United Match Preview and Prediction
Southend United go to Sincil Bank Stadium to go up against Lincoln City on Saturday 17 August. Kick-off is 3:00pm (UK time) for this League One game.
This match will not be broadcast live in the UK. Frog The Gambler's live scores section will publish real-time goal updates during the match.
Read on for the preview and match prediction.
Kudos to the sportsbooks this time: Frog thinks that the latest prices are not offering much value for this match.
Betting Odds for Lincoln City vs Southend United
When we look at the 1X2: Bet Victor are best price 1.62 about Lincoln City, Bet365 will give you 4.0 for the draw, Bet365 are 6.5 about Southend United.
In terms of the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.38 via Bet Victor; the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.62 with William Hill.
And here are the best odds for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is currently available at 1.65 with Betfair Sportsbook. "No" can be backed at 2.35 for account holders at Coral.
Head To Head
First up, a look at the most recent match-up between these two sides.Lincoln City played Southend United in 2011. It was a League Two game. The winners were Lincoln City with a winning margin of 2-1.
Over the last ten years of results, these sides have gone head-to-head 2 times. Lincoln City have won in 1 of the match-ups when they've met; Southend United have won once. The remaining 0 matches resulted in a draw.
In their matches to date, there has been an average of 2.0 goals in this particular clash. Lincoln City score an average of 1.0. Southend United score an average of 1.0 each time they've met.
Lincoln City have 6 points in League One. They are in 2nd place.
There has been 59 matches played by the home team over the recent 12 months. They have 26 wins; 20 draws; and 13 losses. These recent results put Lincoln City on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 44%-33%-22%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.51 goals for, and 1.1 goals against.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 43% (13 wins) from their last 30 home fixtures. 40% (12) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 16% (5) ending in a loss for the home team.
At home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.47 and they have conceded 1.13 on average.
They are on 3 clean-sheets in a row. Their most recent 4 matches have seen them score. They have not had a defeat in their last 4 matches. It's worth mentioning when a team has achieved a winning run of 3 games; Lincoln City have got that achievement behind them as they get ready for this one.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 61 matches. They have 19 wins; 13 draws; and 29 losses. This gives Southend United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 31%-21%-47%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.25 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.52.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 25% (8 wins) from their last 31 away fixtures. 29% (9) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 45% (14) being a loss.
On average they have scored 1.03 goals when away in this period. They have conceded 1.55.
Across all formats, they are averaging 1.4 goals per game in their most recent ten matches - 4 of these matches have been wins for them. There have been 8 occasions when both Southend United and their opponents have scored. There has been 7 matches with over 2.5 goals.
Ultimately, there is no compelling reason to make Southend United the value play on this occasion. Readers would be encouraged to find a bigger price.
Frog's betting tip for Lincoln City vs Southend United
The market likes Lincoln City and that is no surprise. FTG models expect them to win. However, the odds of 1.78 don't represent sufficient value to be confident about. Check out Unibet for this.