Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon when they face Gillingham on Monday. The U’s have been struggling at the back of late and, as a result, the odds for the away win are dropping. To make things even worse for the home side, midfielder Cameron McGeehan serves a one-game ban.
The Gills, meanwhile, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sutton. Gillingham did well to put an end to their three-game winless run, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence and given Colchester’s shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting side. As for the away team, both Mahoney and Malone are widely expected to return to the starting XI after the duo came off the bench in the triumph over Sutton.
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.