Colchester United vs Cambridge United Match Preview and Prediction
This is a League Two match on Saturday afternoon (UK time). Colchester United will lock horns with Cambridge United at JobServe Community Stadium with a 3:00pm kick-off.
This game has no UK TV coverage. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores.
Read on for the preview, match prediction and recommended bet.
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Betting Odds for Colchester United vs Cambridge United
Standout prices on the match winner market:
Colchester United: 2.05 (William Hill)
Draw: 3.25 (William Hill)
Cambridge United: 4.0 (Bet365)
With the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.35 with the market-makers at Ladbrokes whereas the standout price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.53 with Ladbrokes.
And the bets for the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market. "Yes" can be backed at 1.73 with William Hill. If you don't like that, "No" can be taken at 2.1 with Bet365.
Head To Head
The records show that Colchester United played Cambridge United in March. It was a League Two match. The winners after 90 minutes were Colchester United by a score of 0-1.
Over the last decade, these sides have gone head-to-head 7 times. Colchester United have won in 3 of the match-ups when they've met; Cambridge United have won 2 matches. There have been 2 draws.
In this head-to-head, there has been an average of 1.86 goals. Colchester United have scored an average of 1.14 and their opponents, Cambridge United have scored an average of 0.71 each time they've met.
Specifically looking at home ground performance, whichever side has been home has won 42% of the time. The away side has won 28% of the time.
The home team has 1 point in the League Two and they are currently in 20th place.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 56 matches. They have 23 wins; 11 draws; and 22 losses. This gives Colchester United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 41%-19%-39%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.38 goals for, and 1.23 goals against.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 46% (13 wins) from the latest 28 home fixtures. 17% (5) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 35% (10) resulting in a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 1.57 goals when at home in this period and they have conceded 1.18.
In 18th place in League Two with 2 points we have the away team, Cambridge United.
There has been 53 matches played by this side over the recent 12 months. They have 12 wins; 16 draws; and 25 losses. These recent results put Cambridge United on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 22%-30%-47%.
In this time, they have scored 0.89 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.4 goals on average.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 16% (4 wins). There have been 25 away fixtures. 24% (6) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 60% (15) ending in a loss as the away side.
On average they have scored 0.84 goals when playing away in this period; they have conceded 1.8.
Their recent performance data shows that they have scored 4 goals in their last ten matches; they have won none of these matches. Of these ten games, 4 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 4 from their last ten.
After previewing this match-up, Frog has identified a number of signs that suggest the value might not be with Cambridge United.
Frog's betting tip for Colchester United vs Cambridge United
Odds compilers clearly favour Colchester United and few would argue with that. Frog is backing them to win, but the price of 1.91 doesn't represent sufficient value to be confident about. Ladbrokes for this if you don't mind the short-price.