Both Southend United and AFC Wimbledon spent much of last season battling against relegation and as things stand, they are once again in danger of being cast adrift in the bottom three of the League One table. Indeed only Bolton Wanderers sit below the duo as things stand and both teams will be desperate top pick things up as soon as possible.

Southend United sit two points below their weekend opponents with the side having lost nine of their eleven league outings, just a single win coming their way during this time. They head into this match on the back of a three-game losing run and with just a single point collected in front of their home fans this term, we don’t envisage them adding to their meagre tally on Saturday afternoon.

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AFC Wimbledon endured a thoroughly miserable September with five defeats and a draw from their six outings across all competitions, however they have since picked themselves up and head into this weekend’s outing on the back of a two-game winning run, the Dons beating Rochdale (3-2) and Leyton orient (3-0, Leasing.com Trophy). This will doubtless have boosted confidence in the side and given that they have lost just two of their last eight home matches (in normal time) we envisage Wimbledon edging their way to another three points this weekend, William Hill Bookmakers going 6/4 on Wimbledon to win.