It’s the second weekend of the new League One season and game two of the campaign. Here are our top Southend v Blackpool betting tips.
A Closer Look
Followers enjoyed a fantastic opening round with plenty of goals scored and no lack of talking points in the games. Bury’s home match with MK Dons was postponed as their troubles mount, Bolton beaten 2-0 with only three signed players on the books.
We turn our attentions to this week and preview Blackpool’s visit to Southend as The Seasiders look to build on an eye-catching start. They beat Bristol Rovers 2-0 in front of their own fans, a result achieved thanks to goals from Spearing and Gnanduillet. The game was over as a contest by the 46th minute and the travelling support would dearly love to see something similar to a repeat performance here, although three points is the main objective for everyone camped in the away dressing room.
Blackpool Illuminating the Bookies
While Blackpool were beating Bristol Rovers, opponents Southend ended on the losing side of the draw, going down 1-0 to a hard-working Coventry City who are expecting an interesting season. It took The Sky Blues 51 minutes to break the deadlock, Westbrooke scoring the only goal of the game in front of an almost empty St Andrew’ Stadium, Coventry agreeing a groundshare with Birmingham. Blackpool are favourites for the win on Saturday with bookies offering 8/5 (Bet365).
That looks tight for an away win but it’s fair and will do a job in accumulators. It makes more sense than backing Southend at 9/5 with Ladbrokes or the draw, best priced 12/5 when getting your cash down at Bet365. Our advice in this match is keep it simple and back Blackpool in your multiples to build on last week’s strong performance.