Both of these got off to rough starts to the season, but while Colchester are still floundering a bit with their issues, Crawley have shown signs of recovery with back to back wins having been posted to claw their way up the table. So there will be sighs of relief around the club because they were looking really out of their depth. A defeat in this one would pull the Reds back down into bother though because the U’s are just two points back of them. There are a huge three points up for grabs in this one. The U’s are 10/11 at home to win with Crawley a big 11/4 price to take the away win.
Football League Two – Weston Homes Community Stadium, Mile End 9th September – 16:00 UK Time
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Colchester have lost every other game played this season in the league with a W1 D1 L3 record having been posted. But they found a tremendous bright spark in their last home match as they took a 5-1 win over Forest Green. So the U’s are actually unbeaten in their two home games with a W1 D1 record. They have conceded a goal in each of those and actually have shipped in each and every one of their games so far this season. They don’t have a defence that can be trusted.
The Reds managed to recover from losing their opening three matches of the season, by posting back to back wins. It’s been good stuff from them too, beating Swindon 3-0 out on the road and then following that up last weekend with a 2-0 home win over Yeovil. That’s a dramatic turn around from them considering that they scored one goal in their opening three games. Will they be able to keep that consistency going through?
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Crawley have a W2 D2 record in their last four at Colchester, the last two wins have been by a 3-2 scoreline which followed 1-1 draws. Three times these met last season and Crawley took a W2 D1 record from these games and they are undefeated in their nine previous games against Colchester. Crawley holds a W5 D4 record from their previous matches with Colchester, so the visitors may be worth a flutter.
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Crawley have a bit of form going into this fixture with their current form and they are defending an unbeaten record against the U’s as well. The question is, are they good enough to go and win three games on the bounce? That may be stretching it a bit, but there is good value resting on the draw in the match outright at 11/4. Both would probably settle for that.