Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United will be looking to build on a come-from-behind win over Swindon Town when they take on Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium on Matchday 31. John McGreal’s troops are undefeated in the previous sixteen league fixtures, meaning that they head into Saturday’s football match high on spirits.
A man to watch in the away team will be Theo Robinson, who scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Swindon Tow, while Luke “Hacker” Norris is pushing for a start after finding the net in the midweek fixture. Cambridge United have been struggling to find their form in 2020, with the team failing to find the net in four of their last five league fixtures. Considering that the hosts experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Salford City on Tuesday evening, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Samir Carruthers):
Born in Islington, England on April 4, 1993, Samir Carruthers is an English footballer who plays for Cambridge United as a midfielder. Carruthers is a product of the Cambridge United football academy, but he played for Arsenal and Aston Villa as well during his youth career.
The 173-cm-tall footballer started his senior career at Villa Park, and he played for the likes of Milton Keynes Dons, Sheffield United, and Oxford United (loan) as well before returning to Abbey Stadium. Samir Carruthers has dual citizenship (England/Republic of Ireland), and it has to be noted that he has ten caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team.
His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both attacking midfielder and right midfielder as well. Carruthers made his Cambridge United debut in the League Two in a 1-0 loss to Port Vale on August 31, 2019. His preferred foot is left.
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.