League 2 Play-Off Final Preview: Southend vs Wycombe


This afternoon see’s the 2nd final in the English lower divisions – and after an enthrawling match between Bristol Rovers and Grimby ended in penalties, we don’t see this going that way. There is one bet in particular that stands out for me, as well as one goalscorer who has a fantastic record this season!

Wycombe and Southend play-out for a place in league 1, and this should be a cracking game if this season’s two meetings are anything to go by. Both are strong teams. Southend were very good at home, but this is at Wembley so no advantage for either side. In Wycombe’s last 10 games, 6 have gone over 2.5 goals. 9 of Southend’s last 10 games have stayed under 2.5 goals, but they have not faced anyone like Wycombe. In their last 2 meetings this season, the games ended 4-1 and 2-2 – for this reason we fancy Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4.

Both have scored, an it has gone over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 meetings – so if you have either a Bet365 or William Hill account, BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/5 is a good bet as well. Both are in fantastic form, with Southend winning their last 7 games in the regulation season. An interesting one which landed last time in the 2-2 draw was BTTS in Both Halves @ 22/1 with SkyBet.

Talking of SkyBet – they are offering a £10 free bet on each SkyBet Play-Off final when you place a bet of £25 or more on @ 1/2 or better odds – something you may want to opt into, which you can do here http://www.skybet.com/landing/playoff-offer

As for Goalscorers – Jamie has had a look, and fancies Wycombe top-scorer and Captain, Paul Hayes who has 13 goals in the league to his name this season. The 31 year old is currently 9/5 A/T, while Southend’s Barry Corr, who has 15 this season, is 29/20 A/T.

For the match itself – it could go either way. Southend are marginal favourites @ 29/20, while Wycombe are a little further out @ 19/10. I really can’t call it – Wycombe won 4-1 earlier this season, while the 2nd game was a 2-2 draw. I can’t call it, and don’t want to! All I know is there should be goals!

My Top Bet for this game is Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4, while the 22/1 BTTS Both Halves is a nice one to stick a quid or two on…

Best of luck for the game!

Will & Jamie