Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Northampton Town square off against each other at Colchester Community Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two clash. The U’s produced a fine display in their opener, but it has to be noted that they let the Cumbrians have no fewer than 18 goal attempts. Head coach Hayden Mullins is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation with Sears and Nouble up front.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Port Vale. Considering that Northampton Town looked solid at the back in the season opener as well, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. In their last encounter in the English fourth tier Colchester defeated Northampton thanks to Luke Norris’ goal from the penalty spot.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.