The League Two play-off semi-final second legs get underway this evening with Southend hosting Crewe at Roots Hall.
Crewe were 1-0 winners in the first leg, however with Southend having home advantage this time out the tie looks to be honours even.
Paul Sturrock’s side missed out on automatic promotion by just one point so will be desperate to pick themselves up and bounce back this evening as they look to make it up to League One after two years out of the division.
The Shrimpers had been on a run of three straight wins before the defeat in the first leg, they will be wanting to find that kind of form in front of their own crowd tonight.
With just one defeat in eight matches at Roots Hall, Southend will be confident that they can progress in this semi-final.
Bilel Mohsni is a defender who finds himself in a hot run of form in front of goal at the moment, scoring four in as many games. Mohsni has also scored 13 times in the league this campaign.
As for Crewe, a run of 17 games unbeaten saw them move into the final play-off position by two points. It was a fantastic period for them and they certainly have the momentum going into this encounter.
With seven games unbeaten on their travels, Steven Davis side are go into this encounter full of confidence and will not be there to make up the numbers.
Nick Powell has been prolific in front of goal this season from midfield, scoring 14 goals in the league. Powell has also found the net three times in his last four matches.
It’s been five years since Crewe were in League One, something that fans at the Alexandra Stadium will be hoping to chance this year.
Southend go into this match as favourites to win in 90 minutes, they are being offered at 1.91 (10/11) with @ BoyleSports.
Crewe know that they will need to upset the odds to win the match in normal time. You can back them at 4.50 (7/2) with Bet365. A draw is available at 3.60 (13/5) with VC Bet.
Freddy Eastwood looks to be the favourite to break the deadlock at Roots Hall. The Southend strikers has odds of 6.50 (11/2) with StanJames.
Crewe’s leading scorer Nick Powell looks to be his sides best chance of scoring first. You can back him at 9.00 (8/1) with SkyBet.
Paul Sturrock’s side have been in great form at home this campaign. They are 15.00 (14/1) with 3-1 with William Hill. This result would see them progress to the final of the League Two play-offs.