Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Scunthorpe United square off against each other at Colchester Community Stadium on Friday evening. Colchester have yet to record a win in 2021, with the team sharing the spoils with Cambridge United and Stevenage, while suffering a heavy 3-0 loss to Morecambe. The U’s have been struggling in front of goal of late, and it should come as no surprise the odds for away win have been dropping.
Midfielder Harry Pell remains on the sidelines through suspension. The Iron, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Grimsby Town and Port Vale, and given the atmosphere in the home team’s dressing room, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Ryan Loft, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Port Vale.
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 (Scunthorpe):
Founded back in 1899, Scunthorpe United are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Iron wear sky blue and claret jerseys and claret shorts when playing on home soil, while green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Scunthorpe United welcome their rivals at the Sands Venue Stadium, which can hold up to 9,088 people. The Iron recorded their biggest triumph (8-1) against Luton Town on April 24, 1965, with the team repeating the success 30 years later when they hammered Torquey United 8-1 in the New Division 3. As for the club’s biggest loss, the Iron were crushed by Carlisle United 8-0 on November 25, 1952.
Grimsby Town are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they maintain rivalries with local clubs Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City as well. Jack Brownsword (1947-65) holds the record for most appearances in Scunthorpe United shirt (783).