Colchester (@2.25) vs Northampton (@3.0)
20-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Colchester will win

Colchester – Northampton Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

With three draws and two defeats over 90 minutes, the early signs suggest it is going to be a long and hard season for Town, although if they are able to improve on a defensive record which has seen them concede in every outing so far than they may be able to turn things around. Northampton, on the other hand, have had a pretty frustrating start to the campaign and they are yet to get their first win.

A defeat on penalties in the League Cup was followed by a draw with another of the title favourites, Mansfield Town, but Tuesdays emphatic 6-0 win over Cambridge showed that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. On the opening weekend of the season Colchester showed their steel as they held our pick for the League Two title this season, Notts County, to a 0-0 draw, and they built on their success in that fixture with a 2-0 win over a Port Vale side we also expect to have a good season.

Fit-again midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is pressing for a recall, while Shay Facey and Junior Morias have both overcome their recent fitness issues. Aaron Pierre is available again having been rested for the midweek defeat at Morecambe as the club manage his return after a serious groin/hip injury last season. Shaun McWilliams has stepped up his training following a hamstring problem, so could be involved again. Northampton boss Dean Austin expects to have a fully fit squad for the trip to Essex.

Colchester vs Northampton Betting Tip, Prediction & Preview

Colchester Uniteds play-off hopes appear to be slipping by the week after successive defeats and just one win in their last seven matches. The visitors may have managed to defeat Port Vale 3-0 a few weeks ago, but 10 goals conceded in their last five outings shows just where the improvements need to be made. The Us were on the fringes of a title run during the busy festive period, but a bout of poor form means that they have fallen off the pace and they now find themselves outside of the play-off places.

Northampton, on the other hand, have had a pretty frustrating start to the campaign and they are yet to get their first win. With three draws and two defeats over 90 minutes, the early signs suggest it is going to be a long and hard season for Town, although if they are able to improve on a defensive record which has seen them concede in every outing so far than they may be able to turn things around.

Colchester Uniteds play-off hopes appear to be slipping by the week after successive defeats and just one win in their last seven matches. The Us were on the fringes of a title run during the busy festive period, but a bout of poor form means that they have fallen off the pace and they now find themselves outside of the play-off places. The visitors may have managed to defeat Port Vale 3-0 a few weeks ago, but 10 goals conceded in their last five outings shows just where the improvements need to be made.

Northampton Town remain too close to the drop zone to relax after a sequence of just one win in their last eight League Two games. As with most statistics, there is also another side to the coin as the Cobblers have remained undefeated in their last 11 home matches. However, with nine of their 15 matches on home soil finishing with the side having to settle for a share of the spoils, it is obvious that they need to learn to turn those single pointers into maximums if they are to secure their survival and avoid back-to-back relegations.

Aaron Pierre is available again having been rested for the midweek defeat at Morecambe as the club manage his return after a serious groin/hip injury last season. Fit-again midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is pressing for a recall, while Shay Facey and Junior Morias have both overcome their recent fitness issues. Shaun McWilliams has stepped up his training following a hamstring problem, so could be involved again. Northampton boss Dean Austin expects to have a fully fit squad for the trip to Essex.

These facts should all be considered to place a successful bet on this match. The match preview to the football match COLCHESTER vs NORTHAMPTON TOWN in the League 2 of England compares both teams and includes match predictions the latest matches of the teams, the match facts, head to head (h2h), goal statistics, table standings, match strengths and at least a computer calculated match prediction. By clicking on the team names you can examine the teams on their actual form in particular.

With the Us showing plenty of form in front of goal and the side full of confidence, we think that they will be fully expecting to score plenty this weekend. That confidence will only be boosted by the defensive record of their visitors and this, combined with a head to head which has seen plenty of goals scored, leads us to believe backing there to be over 2.5 goals scored is the way to go.

Hosts have only 1 point after the 3 matches like the guests. I go with a DNB on the home team here in this match for the League 2 in England where Colchester play against Northampton. Guests away aren't good team and they did 0 wins in the last 4 matches. At home they did a win and only 1 defeat in last 3 matches and so are better team. A match where both teams are doing bad and i expect a balanced match where in the end the hosts will win and so i pick this DNB on them.

Northampton - Colchester Utd

Although neither of these sides are at their fluent best at the moment, they both know the importance of three points this weekend. Given that 67% of Northamptons home matches finish with both teams scoring and, as discussed, the visitors seem very leaky at the back of late, we think that backing both teams to find the back of the net represents the best opportunity of a decent return.