Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester will look to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Stockport County when they take on Barrow on Saturday afternoon. The U’s are eager to record their fourth home win of the process, but they face a tough challenge against the Bluebirds. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but both Hopper and Ihionvein are pushing for a start.
Barrow, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the League Two, only four points behind the automatic promotion places. As the visitors have been in a much better form of late than the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Pete Wild’s charges. A man to watch in the away team will be Emile Acquah, who has already netted five goals in the English fourth tier this season. In their last encounter at the venue the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
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.