Competition: EFL Trophy
Market: AFC Wimbledon win
Odds: 1/1 @ Bet 365
Two sides enduring very different levels of success in England’s third-tier, AFC Wimbledon will make the trip to a woeful Southend United on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, just when fans around Roots Hall thought things couldn’t get any worse for their side, Southend came crashing out of the FA Cup at the hands of Non-League Dover on Sunday and the mood in Sol Campbell’s camp remains at a constant low. Already sat seven points adrift of safety in League One and universally seen to be the favorite for the drop this season, the Shrimpers have now lost each of their last five matches on the bounce and have not recorded a single victory across any format since the 21st of September. Also losing nine of their last 10 appearances, including back-to-back defeats in the EFL Trophy, Wednesday could prove to be yet another long 90 minutes for the Essex outfit.
As for the visitors, snatching an FA Cup replay against Doncaster over the weekend, the mood in AFC Wimbledon’s camp should remain upbeat. Finding a way out of the drop zone in England’s third-tier, Head Coach Glyn Hodges has seen his side lose just one of their last seven outings, a run that stems back to the end of September. There is no doubt that a revitalized AFC will undoubtedly also be boosted by their most recent meeting against the League One relegation leaders. When the two sides met in Essex last month, Wednesday’s guests clinched an empathic 4-1 victory and they should be confident of putting on a similar clinic in midweek.
Bet: AFC Wimbledon 1/1 to beat Southend United in Wednesday’s EFL Trophy contest @ Bet 365
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