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Colchester host Swindon at the JobServe Community Stadium in League Two on Saturday. Away day specialist Swindon travel to Essex to take on Colchester. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Colchester vs Swindon – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Colchester recorded a shock victory at Salford last time out – can they repeat the trick against high-flying Swindon? Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Swindon to Win
Swindon have been one of League Two’s most lethal visiting teams this season and no club in the division has claimed more points on the road than the Robins this term. Colchester meanwhile have lost five of their last six matches in the fourth tier and though they upset the odds to win at Salford last weekend, we don’t expect them to be quite so effective for the second week running against a more robust Swindon.
Both Teams to Score
While bagging points on their travels has been one of Swindon’s biggest strengths this season, the Robins aren’t quite so reliable when it comes to securing clean sheets. In fact, they have shut out their hosts just twice in 13 attempts since August, while 77% of their away fixtures have produced goals at both ends. That record suggests the same market could be worth pursuing on Saturday and we recommend backing BTTS to land at the JobServe Community Stadium.
Over 2.5 Goals
Swindon’s superb away record this season is made all the more remarkable by their style of play, which is about as far removed from conservative as they can go. The Robins’ bravery and commitment to attacking football has routinely spawned drama by the bucketful and over 2.5 goals has landed in 62% of their away fixtures as a consequence. Their last seven away tests averaged 3.72 goals per 90 minutes and we expect another high-octane clash when they take on Colchester.
Colchester vs Swindon Match Preview: Can the U’s upset Swindon?
Colchester would have feared the worst ahead of their trip to play Salford on Saturday following a dismal five-game losing streak, though the U’s produced a coupon-busting display to beat the Ammies 3-0. The victory allowed third last Colchester to open up a six-point gap between themselves and the bottom two – which feels like a significant buffer as we approach the campaign’s closing third.
The race for automatic promotion in League Two features a clutch of candidates this season and Swindon are among their number. The Robins dropped points at home for the ninth time in 12 fixtures at the weekend in a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers, though their performances on the road have been much stronger. Ben Garner’ side could return to the top three with the right set of results on Saturday.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Colchester vs Swindon
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Colchester vs Swindon Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Colchester beat Swindon 2-1 when the teams last met on November 30th.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Where is this match being played?
Saturday’s fixture will be contested at the JobServe Community Stadium.