Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester and Walsall face each other at Colchester Community Stadium in the League Two round 45. The U’s have been showing signs of improvement in the season finale, with the team beating both Bradford City and Newport in the previous two league fixtures. Interim manager Wayne Brown and his men aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Saturday’s clash.
Experienced attacker John Akinde is pushing for a start after finding the net in the last league match. The Saddlers, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Port Vale. Walsall are stuck in the middle of the table, but they surely want to finish the season in style. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Midfielder Joss Labadie is unlikely to feature against Colchester after limping off with injury at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Frank Nouble):
Born in Lewisham, London on September 24, 1991, Frank Nouble is a product of the Chelsea football academy. Despite spending his youth career at the capital club, he did not see any game action with the Blues at senior level. Frank Nouble started his senior career at West Ham United, but he made no more than 13 league appearances for the Hammers.
Nowadays, he plays for Colchester United in the League Two. Frank Nouble, who has eight caps with the England U19 team, made his debut with the U’s on August 4, 2018, in a goalless draw with Notts County. He scored his first goal with Colchester United on September 15, 2018, in a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United.
Nouble’s primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The 190-cm-tall footballer wears the number 45 jersey at Colchester United, and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Walsall):
Founded in 1888, Walsall are a professional club that play home matches at Bescot Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 11,300 people and it was opened in 1990. Nicknamed the Saddlers, Walsall footballers wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Walsall played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa on April 9, 1888 in their first ever game, with the team recording their biggest win on March 4, 1899 against Darwen (10-0). The Saddlers suffered their biggest defeat on December 17, 1892 as they were beaten by Small Heath 12-0.
Walsall fans consider wolverhampton wanderers the club’s biggest rivals, but the Saddlers have rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale as well as the two clubs are only 30 miles away from Walsall. Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann is one of the most notable footballers who played for the Bescot Stadium.