Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a routine 3-0 win over Crewe, Barrow will look to move closer to automatic promotion berth when they face Colchester at their Holker Street. The Bluebirds are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and given their fine home record (6-0-2), home triumph should definitely be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be Josh Gordon, who scored a brace at the weekend, while Sam Foley is a major doubt.
The U’s, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 11 points in their pocket, and given their four-game winless run in the League Two, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the in-form hosts. Junior Tchamadeu is back from suspension, while there are no fresh injury worries in the away team. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Barrow recorded a 2-0 win over Colchester.
Highlighted Player (Frank Nouble):
Born in Lewisham, London on September 24, 1991, Frank Nouble is a product of the Chelsea football academy. Despite spending his youth career at the capital club, he did not see any game action with the Blues at senior level. Frank Nouble started his senior career at West Ham United, but he made no more than 13 league appearances for the Hammers.
Nowadays, he plays for Colchester United in the League Two. Frank Nouble, who has eight caps with the England U19 team, made his debut with the U’s on August 4, 2018, in a goalless draw with Notts County. He scored his first goal with Colchester United on September 15, 2018, in a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United.
Nouble’s primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The 190-cm-tall footballer wears the number 45 jersey at Colchester United, 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.