The odds ahead of the big Wembley clash on Saturday
Southend finished the Sky Bet League Two campaign in tremendous form, winning seven of their last eight games, but the sole defeat in that run came on the final day against Morecambe and ultimately cost them an automatic promotion place.
Phil Brown’s men have dusted themselves down following that disappointment to beat Stevenage and tee up a clash with Wycombe at Wembley, for which they are marginal 6/4 favourites with SkyBet.
Wanderers are available at 17/10 to win the match and move up a tier after normal time, while the draw after 90 minutes can be backed at a tempting 12/5.
Both sides ended with 84 points across the 46 games of the regular season and two of their past three meetings have ended all-square so it’s unlikely there’ll be much between them on the big stage.
Wycombe won 4-1 at Adams Park earlier in the campaign but United were reduced to 10 men after an hour that day and it’s no surprise to see a repeat scoreline being quoted at 66/1.