Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 win over Plymouth, Colchester United will be looking to record their third consecutive win at home when they take on Grimsby Town at their JobServe Community Stadium on Matchday 33. The U’s are eyeing automatic promotion to the League One, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season to secure a top-three finish.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Jamaica international Theo Robinson, who scored a brace against Plymouth. The Mariners, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, but home win should be considered as the hosts want this win more than the visitors, who have slim chances of booking their place in the play-offs. In their last meeting at JobServe Community Stadium Colchester United recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Grimsby Town.
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 (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.