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This looks like a meaningless fixture but it can get interesting quickly. Newport isn’t 100% in the playoffs yet. They need a draw or a victory to be sure to claim a playoff berth. If Newport loses this match, they may end up outside of the Top 7. Let’s see what betting opportunities this gives us.

Southend vs Newport: Get your top three free tips on the match

You can’t miss our top free betting predictions on the match. Check them out below. If you want to see more League Two betting tips, just visit our dedicated page.

The odds may change at any time so make sure you check them carefully before betting. Our recommended bookmaker for the match is Ladbrokes.

Match Betting – Newport

This is a very simple pick. It doesn’t mean it’s certainly a winner, but we love the odds and the value that we get. Southend is dead in the water – there’s no easy way to put this. They are being relegated and there’s nothing that can save them as they are 4 points behind Scunthorpe with only 1 round left to be -played. Newport is in 5th but they can lose their Top 7 spot unless they win or draw. Our prediction is they will win.

BTTS – No

The odds aren’t fantastic here, but this wager is definitely worth a look. Newport has allowed 41 goals in 45 matches and they face a club with absolutely zero motivation for a victory. Southend has managed to score a total of 4 goals over their last 2 victories, but this followed 3 goalless matches.

Win both halves

It’s a value bet. This wager presents us with excellent odds that we think do not correspond to the reality of this match. Newport is the favourite to win the game but, for them to win both halves, we get 5/1. It may be too good to be true, but we are sticking to this prediction.

Some can’t-miss numbers and head-to-head stats

Let’s see how the two sides have fared against one another together with some recent results and odds.

England League 2
Southend odds
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odds Newport County
May 8, 2021
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Southend vs Newport County

flash Head to Head

08/05/21
EL2
Southend odds
odds
Southend
1 - 1
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
09/02/21
EL2
Newport County odds
odds
Newport County
0 - 1
odds Southend
odds
Southend
08/08/17
EFL Cup
Southend odds
odds
Southend
0 - 2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
14/04/15
EL2
Southend odds
odds
Southend
2 - 0
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
21/10/14
EL2
Newport County odds
odds
Newport County
1 - 0
odds Southend
odds
Southend

Southend

Last 5

18/09/21
ENL
Torquay odds
odds
Torquay
1 - 0
odds Southend
odds
Southend
14/09/21
ENL
Southend odds
odds
Southend
2 - 3
odds Aldershot
odds
Aldershot
11/09/21
ENL
Halifax odds
odds
Halifax
3 - 1
odds Southend
odds
Southend
04/09/21
ENL
Southend odds
odds
Southend
2 - 2
odds Wrexham
odds
Wrexham
30/08/21
ENL
Wealdstone odds
odds
Wealdstone
0 - 0
odds Southend
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Southend

Newport County

Last 5

18/09/21
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
2 - 1
odds Walsall
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Walsall
14/09/21
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
0 - 1
odds Northampton
odds
Northampton
10/09/21
EL2
odds Harrogate Town
odds
Harrogate Town
2 - 2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
04/09/21
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
2 - 2
odds Leyton Orient
odds
Leyton Orient
31/08/21
EET
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
2 - 0
odds Plymouth
odds
Plymouth

Our betting preview of the Southend vs Newport fixture

With 20 wins, 12 draws, and 13 losses, Newport is headed in the right direction and they are just a point away from securing a playoff spot in League Two. They will try to leave League Two for next season.

Southend will also leave League Two next season but that’s because they are being relegated to the National League. With 21 defeats out of 45 matches, this is well-deserved. Despite riding a 2-game win streak, we don’t see The Shrimpers getting any points in that match.

Southend vs Newport Prediction

FAQ about the match at hand

  • How many points do Newport have? – they currently have 72 points but are yet to claim a playoff spot.
  • Will Southend be relegated? – Yes, they have no chance of avoiding relegation now that they are 4 points away from the 22nd seed.
  • Where is the match taking place? – At Roots Hall – the home ground of Southend

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