Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester and Stockport face each other at Colchester Community Stadium in the League Two round 36. The U’s are on a three-game losing run ahead of Saturday’s clash, with the team failing to find the net in the previous four league fixtures. Colchester are desperate to put an end to their dreadful winless run, but they are seen as underdogs in this match. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Stockport.
The Hatters, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late as well, and, taking everything into account, under 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. In the first half of the season Stockport defeated Colchester thanks to Kyle Wootton’s goal, which is yet another reason why a low-scoring affair is on the horizon. All Hippolyte, Croasdale, and Madden are pushing for a start, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is a left-footed defender who plays at centre back. Smith is capable of playing as left back as well and he represents New Zealand on the international stage. He was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, but seeing that he was resided in New Zealand he was eligible to play for both England and All Whites.
The New Zealand international played for the likes of Crewe Alexandra, North Shore United and Ipswich Town during his youth career and he made his debut for the first team in Ipswich’s 2-1 defeat to Preston North End in the opening match of the 2008/2009 campaign.
Tommy Smith impressed in the 2013/2014 Championship campaign with the Tractor Boys as he scored 6 goals in 45 league appearances for the club. Speaking of his international career, Smith made his full New Zealand debut on 3 March, 2010 in a 2-0 loss to Mexico. He scored his first goal for the All Whites in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Fiji. Smith was born on 31 March 1990.
Highlighted Team (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.