Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Walsall on Tuesday evening, in-form Mansfield Town will be looking to keep their playoffs hopes alive when they take on Colchester United on Matchday 29. The Yellows continue to impress in 2021, with the team recording five wins in the previous six league fixtures. Since Colchester have been anything but brilliant in the League Two of late, away win should be considered. George Lapsile misses the match with injury, with Olie Clark stepping up.
The hosts, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal in the second half of the season, with the team failing to score in the previous four league fixtures. Since Mansfield are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. The likes of Stevenson, Senior, and Clampin are all pushing for a start for the hosts.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.