Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Globe Arena will host Monday’s football match between Morecambe and Southend United, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Morecambe are eyeing promotion to the League One, while Southend are fighting hard to secure the League Two survival. The Shrimps aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Cambridge United, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Seasiders on Matchday 40.
Keep in mind, though, that talented defender Liam Gibson misses the match through suspension. Southend, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-0 loss to Carlisle United. The Seasiders are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but seeing that veteran midfielder Alan McCormack is sidelined through injury, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. Morecambe are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Southend.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
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.