Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County and Colchester United face each other at Rodney Parade on day 9 of the 2020/21 League Two campaign. The Exiles have been producing excellent displays in the league ever since they suffered a 2-1 loss to Cambridge United, and they must be high on spirits following a 3-0 win over Bradford City. Newport are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the League Two, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s football match.
Colchester aim to build on back-to-back home wins over Harrogate and Forest Green, but given their anything but good away record, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. Gambia international Saikou Janneh is likely to miss the game with injury for the hosts as he was force to leave the pitch after 42 minutes in the 3-0 win over the Bantams.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).
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.