Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Crawley Town, Colchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they take on Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The U’s are undefeated in the last ten league fixtures, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Matchday 26. Anyhow, given Stevenage’s current form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the promotion-chasing visitors.
The Boro suffered a 1-0 loss to Northampton Town in their last league match, with the Cobllers scoring the winner in the dying seconds of the match. The hosts must be low on spirits ahead of the visit of Colchester United; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the game. Since Stevenage defeated Colchester United at JobServe Community Stadium in the EFL Trophy, the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Ben Nugent):
Born in Welwyn Garden City, England on November 29, 1992, Ben Nugent is a professional footballer who plays for Stevenage as a defender. Nugent spent his youth career at Cardiff City, and he continued playing for the Bluebirds at senior level, making 12 league appearances for the club.
After spending a couple of season on loan at Brentford, Peterborough United, and Yeovil Town, the 196-cm tall defender signed a permanent deal with Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2015. Ben Nugent then moved to Gillingham where he made 23 appearances in the league in the 2017/2018 season.
Nowadays, he plays for Stevenage in the League Two. Nugent made his debut with the Boro in a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers on August 4, 2018. His main position is centre-back, and his preferred foot is right. Speaking of individual awards, Ben Nugent won Cardiff City Young Player of the Year award for the 2012/2013 season.
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.