Ipswich comes from two consecutive defeats but remain best away team and leader with same points of other two teams.
They can return to win this match, also with big margin considering usual weakness and increased problems for hosts.
In midweek Southend humilated 7-1 at home by Doncaster, playing in ten men since sixth minute and nine men almost whole second half.
They already third from bottom with only one win and two draws. With 40 goals received they suffered 12 goals more then Bolton used to play, specially in first rounds, with many youngsters.
Apart the two banned players - Hamilton ( midf.11+1) and McLaughlin ( midf.10 2g), they have also Lennon ( def. 11) suspended and seven players out, among them White ( def.4+1), assistman Mantom ( midf.7+1 3assists), Kelman ( att.3+2 1g), while Ridgwell ( def.1) is doubtful.
Ipswich with same missings out before start of season, plus Dobra ( def.1 sub) suspended. Downes ( midf.11 1g) is doubtful.
Hosts with new trainer but not only physically tired after a so huge defeat, with usual bad performances and short in number and quality specially in midfield.
Apart last two matches, Ipswich shown great strenght for the whole championship and should be able to return to a big win with this match.
Southend vs Ipswich Town betting tips
Ipswich AH -1 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.92 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-3 WON (+7.36 units)