STAR PREVIEW: Southend v Wycombe
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]embley play host to three days of play-off finals starting today with Southend v Wycombe who battle it out for a place in League One.
Wycombe are marginally second favourites despite beating Southend by an aggregate of 6-3 in their two regular season games.
Both sides narrowly missed out on automatic promotion spots and they were only split by goal difference at the end of the season.
Southend will be without defender Adam Thompson who has a dislocated shoulder and boss Phil Brown is expected to name the same side as the one that beat Stevenage in the semi-final. He said: “After 10 months of the season and having every person fit apart from one lad, it’s amazing and surprising. I think the team is 90% selected as the consistency levels of the players have been great this season, although it is a little unfair on the lads who haven’t been able to get in.”
Wycombe are likely to be without regular goalkeeper Matt Ingram who missed both semi-final legs with a knee injury but will be boosted with the news that striker Steven Craig has recovered from a hamstring injury.
Both sides arrive at Wembley in good form. Southend have lost only one of their last 11 games and Wycombe have lost only one of their seven.
Southend United v Wycombe Wanderers
League Two Play-Off Final
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Mar 2015 League Two Southend 2-2 Wycombe
Dec 2014 League Two Wycombe 4-1 Southend
Mar 2014 League Two Southend 1-1 Wycombe
Aug 2013 League Two Wycombe 2-1 Southend
Feb 2013 League Two Wycombe 1-2 Southend
Sep 2012 League Two Southend 1-0 Wycombe
May 2011 League Two Wycombe 3-1 Southend
Feb 2011 League Two Southend 3-2 Wycombe
Jan 2010 League One Southend 1-1 Wycombe
Aug 2009 League One Wycombe 1-1 Southend
The column had a nice result with the recommended DRAW between Arsenal and Sunderland at 5/1 with Star Sports and the bet for me today is Wycombe at 19/10.
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