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Colchester United come up against visiting side Barrow at JobServe Community Stadium in the League Two clash on Saturday.
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Colchester United are hoping to win again following the 1-0 EFL Trophy victory vs Peterborough United.
In their preceding six fixtures, Matthew Etherington's Colchester United have managed to score a total of 8 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Colchester United:
- have not registered a win against Barrow in their last 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Barrow will go into this game following on from a 1-0 League Two win versus Crawley Town in their previous outing.
The only player to score from Barrow was Dominic Telford (46').
A sequence of very capable showings by the Barrow defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their previous 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Coming into this fixture, Barrow have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 26/09/2020 tells us that Colchester United have won 1 of these and Barrow 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 from The U's and 10 created by The Bluebirds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was League Two match day 30 on 04/02/2023 which ended up with the score at Colchester United 1-1 Barrow.
The referee was Ben Speedie.
Team News: Colchester United
Connor Hall (Groin injury), Nico Lawrence (Shoulder injury), Mauro Bandeira (Knee injury), Al-Amin Kazeem (Ankle injury), John Akinde (Partial tear of the plantar fascia), Ellis Iandolo (Ankle injury) and Owura Edwards (Knee injury) aren’t available for Colchester United manager Matthew Etherington.
Team News: Barrow
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Barrow boss Pete Wild doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Barrow and Colchester United may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: JobServe Community Stadium (10,105)
Captain: Connor Hall
Chairman: Robbie Cowling
Manager: Matthew Etherington
Competitions: League Two position 17, EFL Trophy (Group D - South)
⭐ Star Player: Joe Taylor
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Joe Taylor was born in Peterborough, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Peterborough United in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 17 appearances.