Southend kick-off their Sky Bet League 2 campaign away to Accrington Stanley on Saturday and are 11/8 favourites with the Football League sponsors to make a winning start.
The draw can be backed at 21/10, while Accrington are 15/8 to claim all three points.
A repeat of last year’s 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture is the favourite outcome at 9/2 and Phil Brown’s men can be backed at 13/2 to register a 1-0 win.
The away side are rated an 11/4 chance to be leading at half-time and full-time, while Accrington are 7/2 in the same market.
Southend start the season 9/2 to achieve promotion to League 1 and 16/1 to claim League 2 glory.
Best bet: Southend to be leading at half-time and full-time at 11/4
*odds subject to change
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