Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Cambridge United and Scunthorpe United, Cheltenham Town will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Southend United at Whaddon Road. The Robins have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet in the League Two. Even though Elliot Bonds, Liam Sercombe, and William Boyle remain in the recovery room, home win should be considered as the hosts are high on spirits ahead of the midweek clash.
The Seasiders are only two points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 33, and seeing that Cheltenham are eager to retain their spot in top three, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. All Lewis Gard, Nathan Ralph, and Mark Oxley are likely to miss the game through injuries for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Chriss Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
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.