Our prediction for this League 1 match:
AFC Wimbledon will be looking to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Oxford United when they take on Southend United at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. AFC Wimbledon are not having a season to remember, with the team sitting in the 18th position in the standings, only two points clear of the relegation zone. The Dons, though, will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways as they play host to Southend United at their Cherry Red Records Stadium.
AFC Wimbledon are likely to go all guns blazing at the Shrimpers, who have been struggling at the back in recent festive fixtures. Southend United conceded 11 goals in total in the last four league matches; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Dons’ party at the Cherry Red Record Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wagstaff):
Scott Wagstaff is a Charlton Athletic product who plays for AFC Wimbledon as a midfielder. Born in Maidstone, England on March 31, 1990 the 178-cm tall scored 17 goals in 120 appearances for the Charlton senior team, before spending several seasons on loan at the likes of Bournemouth Nortwich Victoria and Leyton Orient.
In the 2013/2014 season the English footballer signed for Bristol City, penning a three-year deal with the Robins. After netting 8 goals in 72 appearances in the league for the club, Scott Wagstaff moved to Gillingham in the 2016/2017 season, signing a two-year deal with the League One side. The 178-cm-tall midfielder was released by the club chiefs in the summer of 2018.
Scott Wagstaff, who has yet to make his debut with the England national team, current plays for AFC Wimbledon in the League One. His main position is right midfield, but he is used as both central and left midfielder as well.
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.