Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Morecambe, Colchester United will be aiming to return to winning ways in the League Two when they welcome Macclesfield Town at their JobServe Community Stadium on Matchday 28. The U’s will be without Ryan Jackson against Macclesfield Town as he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Morecambe, but the hosts are still regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s football game.
Since a win over the Silkmen could see the hosts climb to the play-offs berth, we are tempted to put our money on John McGreal’s charges. The relegation strugglers, on the other hand, have been anything but impressive on the travels this season, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. In their last meeting at JobServe Community Stadium Colchester United recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town, with Mikael Mandron scoring the only goal of the game.
Highlighted Player (Frank Nouble):
Born in Lewisham, London on September 24, 1991, Frank Nouble is a product of the Chelsea football academy. Despite spending his youth career at the capital club, he did not see any game action with the Blues at senior level. Frank Nouble started his senior career at West Ham United, but he made no more than 13 league appearances for the Hammers.
Nowadays, he plays for Colchester United in the League Two. Frank Nouble, who has eight caps with the England U19 team, made his debut with the U’s on August 4, 2018, in a goalless draw with Notts County. He scored his first goal with Colchester United on September 15, 2018, in a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United.
Nouble’s primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The 190-cm-tall footballer wears the number 45 jersey at Colchester United, and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Macclesfield):
Formed in 1984, Macclesfield Town are a professional football club that play their home matches at Moss Rose. The stadium, which have the capacity of 5,911 people, was built back in 1891 and opened later that year. The Silkmen wear blue jerseys and white shorts when playing at home, whereas black and green are the club’s away colours.
Macclesfield Town have won Staffordshire Senior Cup twice (1992/93, 1995/96), and they have 21 Cheshire Senior Cup titles. The Silkmen registered their record Football League victory against Stockport County (2005/06), with the team rolling over the Hatters 6-0. As for the club’s biggest Football League defeat, they were beaten by West Ham United 8-0 in the EFL Cup round 3 in the 2018/2019 season.
The likes of Northwich Victoria and Altrincham are Macclesfield Town’s traditional rivals, while aforementioned Stockport County were their closest rivals during the Football League years. Their biggest rivals in League Two are Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra.