Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester will look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Stevenage when they take on Exeter in the League Two round 18. The U’s do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing three of their last four league fixtures, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Tuesday’s game. Goalkeeper Jake Turner is widely expected to replace Shamal George in the starting XI, while Freddie Sears should continue to lead the line for the home team.
Exeter, on the other hand, are enjoying a very successful season, with the team sitting in second place in the standings. The promotion-chasing visitors are on a five-game winning run in the League One, and given Colchester’s current form, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Matt Taylor’s troops. Jake Caprice is pushing for a start after scoring a winner against Carlisle United.
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 (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.