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The League Two game at Edgeley Park on Saturday will see home side Stockport County play against Colchester United.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Stockport County v Colchester United can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Stockport County will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 0-2 EFL Trophy defeat in their last game at the hands of Bolton Wanderers.
Jón Daði Böðvarsson (37', 45') scored for Bolton Wanderers.
Stockport County have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 17 during that time while also conceding a total of 6. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Stockport County:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Colchester United in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Last time out, Colchester United drew 1-1 in the League Two match with Sutton United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Colchester United was Arthur Read (80'). Omar Sowunmi (95') was the scorer for Sutton United.
The numbers tell their own story, and Colchester United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. In defence, Colchester United could really do with shoring things up.
Looking at their past form shows that Colchester United:
- haven't beaten Stockport County in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 18/10/2008 shows us that Stockport County have won 2 of these games & Colchester United 3, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 for The Hatters and 7 created by The U's. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league match featuring these sides was League Two match day 36 on 11/03/2023 and the score finished Colchester United 0-1 Stockport County.
The referee was Declan Bourne.
Team News: Stockport County
The Stockport County manager Dave Challinor will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Colchester United
Colchester United manager Matthew Etherington has multiple availability issues to deal with. Al-Amin Kazeem (Ankle injury), John Akinde (Partial tear of the plantar fascia), Nico Lawrence (Shoulder injury), Connor Hall (Groin injury), Ellis Iandolo (Ankle injury) and Owura Edwards (Knee injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’re inclined to think that Colchester United would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Stockport County outfit, although that might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting a 2-1 victory for Stockport County after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Edgeley Park (10,841)
Captain: Paddy Madden
Chairman: Ken Knott
Manager: Dave Challinor
Competitions: League Two position 1, EFL Trophy (Group E - North)
🔑 Key Player: Will Collar
Normally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Will Collar was born in Horsham, England. After having played his first senior match for Hamilton Academical in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 16 appearances.