Our prediction for this League 2 match:
AFC Wimbledon will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Sutton when they take on Colchester United in the League Two round 25. The Dons are eyeing their fifth home win of the process, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Wales midfielder Connor Lemonheigh-Evans is widely expected to return to the starting XI as Johnnie Jackson should opt to make changes to the team that suffered the loss on Boxing Day.
The U’s, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to MK Dons. Colchester United are on a four-game losing run on the road, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on AFC Wimbledon. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier AFC Wimbledon defeated Colchester and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. To make things even worse for the away team, defender Mandela Egbo limped off with injury in the last league match.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Tzanev):
Nikola Tzanev is a New Zealand goalkeeper who started his youth career at Crystal Palace. Tzanev then moved to Brentford and he continued wearing the red and white shirt at senior level. After ending his loan spell with Lewes, the 195-cm-tall shoot-stopper moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2017.
During the 2018/2019 campaign he played for Potters Bar Town as a loan player, but at the end of the season he returned to AFC Wimbledon. He made his League One debut with the Dons on August 3, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Rotherham United. Speaking of his international career, Nik Tzanev made his New Zealand debut in a 1-0 win over Chinese Taipei on June 5, 2018.
The Dons goalkeeper has 3 caps for the New Zealand U20 team as well. Nikola Tzanev was born in Wellington on December 23, 1996 and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.