Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Accrington Stanley will be aiming to make amends for a massive 4-1 defeat to Ipswich Town when they welcome Southend United at their Wham Stadium. The Accy continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team netting 14 goals in total in the last four home games in the League One.
John Coleman’s troops aim to escape the danger zone in the standings, and they will not have a better chance to do so as Southend United are having a season to forget. The Shrimpers have collected only ten points from possible 75 in the English third tier so far this season, and it should come as no surprise that they are seen as underdogs in the Wham Stadium clash. In the first half of the season Colby Bishop’s goal helped Accrington defeat Southend 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Zaine Francis-Angol):
Born in Waltham Forest, England on June 30, 1993, Zaine Francis-Angol is a professional footballer who plays for Accrington Stanley. The 173-cm-tall defender is a product of Afewee Academy and he played for Tottenham Hotspur during his career as well.
Speaking of his senior career, Zaine Francis-Angol played for the likes of Motherwell, Kidderminster Harriers and A.F.C. Flyde before signing a one-year deal with Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2019. Francis-Angol made his debut with the Accy on August 17, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.
Francis-Angol has a dual citizenship and he represents Antigua and Barbuda on the international stage. He made his debut with the Benna Boys on August 31, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Guatemala. The Accrington Stanley defender is eligible to play for Antigua and Barbuda due to his mother being born in the Caribbean country. His main position is left back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger as well. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.