Neither of these has been able to get themselves up and running in the new season, consistency has failed both of them. They are both stuck down in the bottom half of the League Two table with just four points on the board respectively. So both will be eying up the chance of taking three points in what should be a pretty even contest at the Abbey Stadium. Cambridge are 17/20 to win, while Colchester are at a 10/3 price at Sky Bet.
The U’s got themselves off to a really slow start by losing the first two games of the new season. There has been a bit of a sign of recovery with four points in their last two games, one of those from a good 0-0 home draw with Morecambe last time out. There is a clear issue with the U’s though and that is a lack of goals. They have scored just the two in their four games played in League Two this season but they have taken back to back to clean sheets and clearly need that defence to hold out.
Colchester collected just the one point from their opening three games, but finally got their first win of the season on the board last weekend when they hammered Forest Green. That was a good response from them, but you have to look at their away form of back to back defeas and worry about them out on the road. They have shipped six goals in their two away games so far, but those were tough away games at Accrington and Luton and should be able to get a bit closer to holding their own at the Abbey Stadium.
Head to Head News
The two games between these in last season’s League Two was the first meetings since back in 2002. From those two games last season, Colchester collected four points and picked up a 1-1 draw in their visit to the Abbey Stadium. They wouldn’t be unhappy with that this time around again. Both games last season went under the 2.5 goal line. Overall in the head to head across all competitions, Cambridge are up 19-17 with five draws but have lost three of their last four against the U’s.
Top Betting Tips
This should be a close game and the difference may all boil down to Colchester’s struggles out on the road where they have conceded a lot of goals. Cambridge aren’t likely to punish them as badly, but the home side can grind out a win in this as they have improved lately. A 1-0 correct score for the home side has appeal at 13/2 with Sky Bet.