Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss at Newport County, Colchester United will be aiming to return to winning ways in the League Two when they host Stevenage at their Colchester Community Stadium. The U’s have been struggling on the travels of late, but they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. Jamaica international Jevani Brown is pushing for a start after finding the net in the 2-1 loss to the Exiles.
The Boro, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous six league fixtures. Stevenage look solid at the back, but preventing Colchester United attackers from scoring at the Community Stadium is easier said than done. In their last encounter at the venue Colchester defeated Stevenage 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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 (Stevenage):
Based in Hertfordshire, England, Stevenage Borough are a professional club that compete in the League Two. The Boro are well known for their red and white home hit, while dark blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stevenage play their home games at Broadhall Way, the stadium which can hold up to 6,722 spectators and they were founded in 1976.
The Boro have won FA Trophy on two occasions (2006/07, 2008/09), with the team clinching the Herts Senior Cup title in the 2008/09 season thanks to a 2-1 win over Cheshunt. Luton are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.
In 2015 fighting broke out between rival fans near to the end of the clash at the Lamex. It has to be noted that Stevenage Borough were founded in 1976 after the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic.