Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Blundell Park will host Saturday’s football game between Grimsby Town and Colchester United, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings. The Black and Whites quickly bounced back from a massive 5-0 loss to Swindon, with the team beating Crewe 3-0 in the league, while eliminating Luton Town in the FA Cup last 32. Loanee McAtee is back to contention after he was ineligible to face the Hatters, with both O’Neill and Lloyd being available for selection this time out as well.
The visiting side, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Barrow. Colchester aim to extend their unbeaten run to four games, but seeing that Grimsby look sharp in front of goal, home win should be considered. Scotland forward Jack Hamilton should miss out with injury, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Sean Scannell):
Sean Scannell is a winger who plays for Huddersfield Town. The Irish footballer is capable of playing up front as well and he began his senior career at Crystal Palace, before penning a three-year contract with Huddersfield Town.
The English player, who was born in Croydon on 17 September 1990, made 25 outings for Huddersfield in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring one goal for the club. Sean Scannell has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Scannell was named Republic of Ireland Young Player of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was Crystal Palace’s Young Player of the Year.
His contract with Huddersfield Town expires on 30 June, 2019 and his highest market value was €1 million back on 8 January, 2009. Sean Scannell started his youth career in Addiscombe Corinthians, but he played for Crystal Palace youth teams as well.
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.