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Colchester United face off with visiting rivals Mansfield Town at JobServe Community Stadium in the League Two fixture on Saturday.
All Colchester United v Mansfield Town game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Colchester United will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-0 League Two success vs Tranmere Rovers.
For Colchester United, the goals were scored by Joe Taylor (11') and Bradley Ihionvien (87').
Ben Garner's Colchester United have hit the target a sum total of 8 times in their last six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 8.
Ahead of this meeting, Colchester United haven't beaten Mansfield Town in their last 6 league games.
Mansfield Town come into this game following a 0-3 League Two win in the defeat of Accrington Stanley in their previous game.
For Mansfield Town, the goalscorers were Davis Keillor-Dunn (29'), George Maris (36') and Aaron Lewis (75').
Nigel Clough's Mansfield Town have had reason to celebrate scoring 10 times throughout their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Their previous form shows that Mansfield Town:
- are undefeated by Colchester United in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. An impressive run.
- have not been beaten in their last 9 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 20/11/2020 tells us that Colchester United have won 0 of these and Mansfield Town 3, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 of them for The U's and 10 belonging to The Stags. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League Two match day 46 on 08/05/2023 when the final score was Colchester United 0-2 Mansfield Town.
The referee was Ben Speedie.
Team News: Colchester United
The Colchester United manager Ben Garner will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Mansfield Town
From a largely available group, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Mansfield Town gaffer Nigel Clough to be concerned about. Alfie Kilgour (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
In our view, Colchester United could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this Mansfield Town outfit who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 victory for Mansfield Town at the end of the 90.
Expecting it to be tight.
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: Ben Garner
Competitions: League Two position 20, EFL Trophy (Group D - South)
⭐ Key Player: Joe Taylor
Normally used in the Striker position, Joe Taylor was born in Peterborough, England. Having played his first senior match for Peterborough United in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.