Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Vale Park will host Saturday’s football game between Port Vale and Colchester United, the two teams who are vying for a place in the League Two play-offs. The Valiants did well to beat Forest Green 3-2 on the road in their last league match, but it has to be noted that both Mitchell Clark and Tom Pope were sent off in the New Lawn clash. Since the duo misses the Colchester game through suspension, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 3-2 loss to Grimsby Town at the weekend despite taking the lead after just 17 minutes. John McGreal are eager to stay in the race for automatic promotion to the League One and, no doubt, all eyes will be on Jamaica international Theo Robinson, who scored his 11th goal of the season in midweek. Since the hosts head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (David Amoo):
David Amoo is a professional football player who was born in Southwark, London, England on April 13, 1991. Amoo spent his youth career at the likes of Millwall and Liverpool, but nowadays he plays for League Two side Port Vale.
It has to be noted that the pacey winger played for the likes of Milton Keynes Dons (loan), Hull City (loan), Bury (loan), Preston, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United, Patrick Thistle, and Cambridge United as well before joining the Valiants in the summer of 2019. David Amoo made his League Two debut with Port Vale on August 3, 2019, in a 1-1 draw with Colchester United.
He scored his first goal for the Valiants in a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town seven days later. His primary position is a right winger, but he is often used as both left winger and second striker. David Amoo has dual citizenship (England/Nigeria).
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.