Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bradford City play host to Colchester United at their Valley Parade on day 2 of the new League Two campaign. The Bantams suffered a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town in their opener, but they did well to eliminate Accrington Town in the EFL Cup round 1 on Tuesday. Daniel Oyegoke is back from suspension, while there are no injury concerns in the home team.
The U’s, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend as their clash with Swindon Town was postponed due to bad weather conditions, with the team suffering elimination in the EFL Cup in midweek. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Colchester experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the defeat to Cardiff City. To make things even worse for the away team, talented forward Samson Tovide misses out through suspension.
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.