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Colchester United meet Peterborough United in Tuesday’s big EFL Trophy fixture.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Colchester United v Peterborough United are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Colchester United will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-0 League Two losing effort in their last game against Stockport County.
Kyle Wootton (44') and Callum Camps (46') scored for Stockport County.
Colchester United haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 11 during that period and have conceded a total of 7. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Peterborough United go into this meeting following a 5-0 League One win versus Cambridge United in their most recent fixture.
For Peterborough United, the scorers were Ephron Mason-Clark (34', 37') and Kwame Poku (40', 54'). Liam Bennett (86' Own goal) scored for Cambridge United.
Showing their appetite for high-scoring encounters, goals have been scored 23 times in the last 6 matches in which Peterborough United have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.83 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 7 of those goals.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes going back to 26/10/2013 shows us that Colchester United have won 2 of them & Peterborough United 4, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for The U's and 11 belonging to The Posh. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league fixture between these clubs was League One match day 42 on 16/04/2016 and the score finished Colchester United 1-4 Peterborough United.
The match was refereed by Andrew Madley.
Team News: Colchester United
Nico Lawrence (Shoulder injury), Mauro Bandeira (Knee injury), Al-Amin Kazeem (Ankle injury), John Akinde (Partial tear of the plantar fascia), Connor Hall (Groin injury), Ellis Iandolo (Ankle injury) and Owura Edwards (Knee injury) aren’t available for Colchester United boss Matthew Etherington.
Team News: Peterborough United
Due to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Our feeling is that Peterborough United certainly have the ability to put a goal past this Colchester United team, although it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 win for Colchester United at the end of the 90 minutes. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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 16, EFL Trophy (Group D - South)
⭐ Star Man: Joe Taylor
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Joe Taylor was born in Peterborough, England. After making a first senior appearance for Peterborough United in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.