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90 years on, away form and being better off than last year

5 Things To Look Out For

27 October 2017

Phil Brown's side will be aiming for another win this weekend following a 1-0 win over Bury after a stunning strike from Ryan Leonard at Roots Hall...

Here are five things to look out for when Southend face Walsall at the Banks's Stadium.

History

Southend United’s history against Walsall suggests that Blues have a massive advantage heading into tomorrow’s game at the Banks’s Stadium. The teams have faced each other a total of 81 times with Blues beating Walsall 40 times in the league, drawing 18 and Walsall winning 23. Will Southend be able to make the 82nd game between the sides a win?

When we first met

Tomorrow’s game against Walsall will be just one day off our 90th anniversary since we first played Walsall. The first time the two clubs met was back on 29th October 1927 at FellowsPark, with the result ending 1-0 to Blues. Will tomorrow’s result be a repeat of our first ever meeting?

Away form

Blues' away form this season has seen them win just one game on the road which was against Fleetwood Town on 23rd September. The Saddlers' form at home is like Southend’s, with the West Midlands side yet to lose a game on their own patch. Can Phil Brown’s side break the banks against Walsall?

Better off than last time

This time last year Blues were 15th with 19 points after winning five, drawing four and losing six games in League One. However, this season Brown’s side are 12th after winning five games, drawing five and losing five games. Last season Southend missed out on the last play-off place by one point, so that extra point could mean a lot come the final game of the season.

In front of goal

Phil Brown’s side have scored 18 goals so far in League One with a trio of Southend players on three goals; Simon Cox, Anthony Wordsworth and Ryan Leonard. Walsall on the other hand have scored 21 goals in League One with their top scorer, Erhun Oztumer, scoring six goals. 


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