Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Southend United and Cambridge United go head to head at Roots Hall in the League Two on Saturday afternoon. The Shrimpers did well to beat at the odds at the weekend, with the team defeating Walsall on the road thanks to Acquah’s late goal. Southend United are still sitting in the ultimate position in the standings, but the win at Bescot Stadium undisputedly helped them regain a much-needed confidence.
The Shrimpers aim to keep on raising their form, and, one thing is for sure, they are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match against Cambridge United. The U’s, on the other hand, aim to overtake Newport in top position in standings. Cambridge failed to impress in a 1-1 draw with Barrow at the weekend; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of picking up all three point from the Roots Hall clash.
Highlighted Player (Mark Oxley):
Born in Sheffield, England, on the 2nd of June, 1990, Oxley's football journey started as a Rotherham youth product. The English International signed his first professional contract with the Millers in 2007 but failed to make a single appearance for the club during that season.
The following season, he signed for Hull City, who, in turn, sent him out on successive loans to clubs like Walsall, Grimbsy Town, Oldham Athletic, and Hibernian. The 6ft 3-inch goalkeeper's professional debut meanwhile, came on the 27th of February, 2010, playing for Grimbsy in a 2-0 away loss to Dagenham in League Two. Oxley's performance during his six-month loan period with Hibernian earned him a permanent deal. He signed a two-year contract starting with the club in July 2015. In his time at the Scottish outfit, he made 90 appearances and kept 35 clean sheets. Oxley then joined his current club Southend in July 2016 on an initial two-year deal.
He had a fantastic first season, winning both fans' player of the year and players' player of the year awards. As of August 2018, Oxley has signed a contract extension and also got given the captain's armband. On the International forefront, the 29-year-old is a former youth International having capped once for England at the under-18 level.