Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following back-to-back wins over the likes of AFC Wimbledon and Blackpool, Milton Keynes Dons suffered a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town on Matchday 9. MK Dons aim to move a little closer to the play-offs berth and they should take advantage of the fact that Southend United’s defence has been pretty shaky of late. The Shrimpers conceded 14 goals in total in previous four league fixtures and, as a result, they sit in the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 10.
The visitors have collected only one point from possible 24 and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling MK Dons’ party at Stadium mk. When the two teams met at Roots Hall earlier this season Milton Keynes Dons outclassed Southend United 4-1 and, taking everything into account, we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Russell Martin):
Russell Martin is a professional football player who was born on 4 January, 1986. Martin plays for Norwich City, but he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After making 116 appearances for the club, he joined Peterborough United in May, 2008 and in January, 2010 he signed a contract with Norwich City.
Despite being born in England, Russell Martin plays for Scotland national team and it has to be noted that he made his international debut in May, 2011 against Wales. Martin won Championship play-offs with Norwich City in the 2014/2015 campaign, but the Canaries quickly dropped to the English second-tier.
Despite the fact that Norwich City failed to avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, he decided not to leave the club. Russell is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. He was born in Brighton, England and he attended Varndean School.
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.