Shrewsbury Town vs Southend United Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Tuesday evening (UK time), in a League One fixture, Shrewsbury Town will be taking on Southend United at Montgomery Waters Meadow with a 7:45pm kick-off.
There is no UK TV coverage for this fixture. Frog The Gambler's live scores section will publish updates throughout the match.
Read on for full preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
The data suggests that the sportsbooks have done a good set of prices for this market. Cautious staking is recommended.
Betting Odds for Shrewsbury Town vs Southend United
At time of writing, Shrewsbury Town can be backed at 1.73 with Ladbrokes. The draw is 4.0 with Bet365. Southend United are 5.5 with Betfair Sportsbook.
For the Total Goals lines, the top price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.2 with Coral and the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.72 using Betfair Sportsbook.
Next up, the latest odds for the Both Teams To Score market. If you think both teams will score, "Yes" is available at 2.1 with Bet365. And "No is available at 1.8 for account holders at Betfair Sportsbook.
Head To Head
Shrewsbury Town played Southend United in March, in what was a League One game. The winners after 90 minutes were Shrewsbury Town by a score of 0-2.
Over the last ten years, the two teams have met 14 times. Shrewsbury Town have won in 8 of the matches in this period and Southend United have won 3 of them. There have been 3 draws.
Overall there has been an average of 2.0 goals each match. Shrewsbury Town score an average of 1.21. Southend United have scored an average of 0.79 per match.
The visiting side, at either ground, has won 21% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 57% of them.
As we look ahead to this one, Shrewsbury Town have 9 points in the league. They are in 15th position.
Looking over the last year, they have played 61 matches. They have 20 wins; 20 draws; and 21 losses. This gives Shrewsbury Town a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 32%-32%-34%.
During this recent year, they average 1.28 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.33.
Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 38% (12 wins) from the latest 31 home fixtures. 38% (12) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 22% (7) resulting in a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 1.23 goals when at home in this last year. They have conceded 1.1.
Southend United have 1 point in the League One and they are in 22nd position.
Looking over the last year, they have played 61 matches. They have 16 wins; 14 draws; and 31 losses. This gives Southend United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 26%-22%-50%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.21 goals for, and 1.72 goals against.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 22% (7 wins) from their last 31 away fixtures. 29% (9) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 48% (15) being a loss when they are the away team.
When the visiting side in this time, their average number of goals scored is 1.1 and they have conceded 1.74 on average.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have a total of 10 goals in their last ten matches; one of these matches was a win. The frequency of matches in which both Southend United and their opposition have scored is 5 out of the ten and the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 7 from the last ten.
Frog can see insufficient evidence to make them the value play for this fixture. It is just not an attractive price.
Frog's betting tip for Shrewsbury Town vs Southend United
The verdict outlines the most likely outcome, but the value is not huge. After the analysis, Frog can see a match that will feature a lot of attacking play by the market favourites. Frog can find no reason to believe that Southend United can upset the odds. Back Shrewsbury Town for the win at 1.73 with Ladbrokes.