Crewe’s 1-0 home victory over Southend in the first leg means that the pair’s play-off semi-final is in the balance as the duo prepare to face off at Roots Hall for a place in the final.
Slightly in front, the Railwaymen are odds-on at 8/13 via Stan James to book themselves a trip to Wembley but the Shrimpers, at 5/4 with Paddy Power, might be able to turn things around on their own patch, despite the visitors’ lengthy unbeaten run.
Paul Sturrock’s side beat Crewe twice during the regular season and they can pick up a second-leg success, an outcome Betfred rate at 10/11, however they’ll need to prevail by at least two goals if they are to get through in normal time.
More accurately, a 3-1 Southend triumph is available at 16/1 courtesy of BetVictor while in attack, Bilel Mohsni has scored past Crewe three times this term and Skybet post 6/1 against him breaking the deadlock in this one. Alternatively, Coral make Mohsni 2/1 to notch at any stage.