Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Barrow face each other at Colchester Community Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two game. The U’s played out a goalless draw with Bolton on Friday, with the team extending their winless run in the league to eight games. Colchester United have been struggling in front of goal of late, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Colchester Community Stadium.
The Bluebirds, did well to beat Newport 2-1 at home on Matchday 39, but defeating the U’s on the road is easier said than done. In the first half of the season the two sides played out a 1-1 draw, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in five of Barrow’s last six away games.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
Highlighted Team (Barrow):
Founded back in 1901, Barrow is an English club that competes in the League two, the fourth tier of the English football system. The Bluebirds are well known for their blue shirts with white details, but yellow is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Barrow play home games at Holker Street, the stadium which can hold up to 5,045 spectators.
The venue was opened in 1909, and it has to be noted that no fewer than 16,874 people attended the FA Cup match between Barrow and Swansea in January, 1954. The Bluebirds have won two FA Trophies (1989/90, 2009/10), with the team lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup trophy in the 1954/55.
The likes of James Bell, Jim Collins, Andy McLaren, Jimmy Mulholland, Jackie Robertson, Barry Diamond, and George King are the most notable footballers who played for Barrow in the past. It has to be noted that the Bluebirds have never competed in the English top flight.