Our prediction for this match:
Colchester United and Tottenham face each other in a David-vs-Goliath friendly on Wednesday evening. Spurs played out a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient in their first outing of the pre-season, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways. All Harry Winks, Eric Dier, and Dele Alli are likely to start for the Premier League side this time out, while key attacker Harry Kane is still on the summer break.
The U’s, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Watford. Even though Colchester head coach Hayden Mullins is likely to count on new signings Luke Chambers, Alan Judge, Cole Skuse, and Freddie Sears for Wednesday’s friendly, we are tempted to put our money on Tottenham, as they are eager to get back on course in pre-season. When the two teams met in the EFL Cup in 2019 Colchester shocked Spurs, meaning that Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.