Betting Tip: Colchester v Forest Green

This will actually be the first meeting between Colchester and Forest Green so a bit of new ground is being broken in this one. Neither are having a particularly great time of things but Colchester are still on the hunt for their first win of the season with them having only collected the one point so far. Forest Green are faring a little better with four points in the bag after collecting a dramatic win over Yeovil last weekend in a seven goal thriller. Colchester are 6/5 on home soil to secure the victory, leaving Forest Green at just over twos at 11/5.

Colchester Form

The U’s don’t have any form really. They have collected only the one point from their three games and in the two defeats they have suffered, they conceded three goals exactly in each of them. So not a defence that can be trusted then. Both losses for the U’s this season happened out on the road which means that they picked up their lone point in a draw on home soil. That was against Stevenage, who are a strong side, so that was actually a very good point for the U’s.

Forest Green Form

Forest Green will be feeling much better about themselves after taking their first win of the new season. They came up from the National League last season and now that’s four points from three games from them. So that hasn’t been a bad return at all. They battled their way to a 4-3 win over Yeovil last weekend which was after they had looked in trouble after being 3-1 down after just 35 minutes. Christian Doidge has three league goals to his name so far in the league this term for Rovers.

Colchester v Forest Green Ladbrokes odds
Fig.: Ladbrokes odds Colchester v Forest Green

Head to Head News

As mentioned at the start this will be the first time that these two have ever met each other, so no head to head history to look back at.

Top Betting Tips

It may be worth pulling out the stops and going for the big price on the away side because the bookmakers may be underrating their chances in this one. Forest Green are not a goal-shy side and Colchester have already shown a lot of defensive weakness this season which could be exploited. Back Rovers at 11/5 with bet365 to collect three points.