Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United will look to recover from the FA Cup loss to Shrewsbury Town when they take on Swindon Town in a postponed League One game. The U’s are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Talented defender Zach Mitchell is widely expected to return to Colchester’s starting XI after finding the net in the FA Cup defeat.
The Robins, on the other hand, are on a three-game in all competitions. Considering that Swindon experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a massive 7-4 FA Cup loss to National League side Aldershot, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. George McEachran is widely expected to drop to the bench, with Liam Kinsella likely to step up. In their last meeting at Colchester Community Stadium the U’s defeated the Robins thanks to Luke Hannant’s goal.
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.