Colchester United journey to The New Lawn on Saturday for the League Two tie with hosts Forest Green Rovers.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Forest Green Rovers v Colchester United are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-3 League Two defeat last time out to Southend United.
The only scorer from Forest Green Rovers was Jamille Matt (86'). Shaun Hobson (20'), Timothée Dieng (55') and Nathan Ferguson (70') scored for Southend United.
Over their past six games, Mark Cooper's Forest Green Rovers have managed to score a combined total of 10 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match of 1.67.
After a loss in their previous game against Exeter City in League Two competition, Colchester United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only name on the scoresheet from Colchester United was Aramide Oteh (66'). Robbie Willmott (27') and Ben Seymour (64') scored for Exeter City.
The forward players for Colchester United have been starved of goals over their previous 6 encounters, netting the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, The U's have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 6.
Coming into this fixture, Colchester United haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings dating back to 26/08/2017 tells us that Forest Green Rovers have won 2 of these and Colchester United 4, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Green Devils and 9 coming from The U's. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league match between these clubs was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Colchester United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers.
The referee was Carl Brook.
Team News: Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Colchester United
Colchester boss Steve Ball has to currently contend with reduced team options. Tom Lapslie (Groin Injury), Ryan Clampin (Ankle Injury) and Harry Pell (Calf Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Colchester United are likely to find the net against this Forest Green Rovers outfit, although it probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 victory for Forest Green Rovers by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Forest Green Rovers
Stadium: The New Lawn (5,141)
Captain: Chris Stokes
Chairman: Dale Vince
Manager: Mark Cooper
Competitions: League Two position 2
🔑 Star Man: Aaron Collins
Regularly played in the Striker position, Aaron Collins was born in Wales. After having made a senior debut playing for Newport County in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 26 appearances.