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Cambridge vs Colchester prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Tuesday 17th October 2023
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET
Venue: Abbey Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

This EFL Trophy clash between Cambridge United and Colchester United is scheduled for Tuesday 17th October 2023. Read this Cambridge United vs Colchester United preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.

Cambridge vs Colchester predictions and top betting tips

Colchester United make the journey north to take on Cambridge United in another match from the EFL Trophy.

Match result prediction: Cambridge to Win

For our first prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Cambridge United will claim their first victory in Group D of the EFL Trophy after losing their opening match against Peterborough United. League One side Cambridge will be favourites to beat League Two outfit Colchester United, especially after Colchester United's most recent match which saw Colchester lose by five goals to nil against Forest Green Rovers, who, before that victory had lost six league matches in a row.

Total match goals prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

For our second prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that the total number of goals in this encounter will be 2.5 or less.  Despite both teams seeing plenty of goals so far this season with Colchester United seeing 2.5 goals or more scored in all five of their most recent matches while Cambridge United have been the first to concede in five of their previous six, we believe that both sides will make plenty of changes due to it being the EFL Trophy and with both sides focusing on league football, we expect a few of the academy players to play instead of a few of the first team players.

Correct score prediction: 2-0 to Cambridge

For our third and final prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Cambridge United will walk away with a 2-0 win. Cambridge United should have too much quality for Colchester United and we expect Cambridge's quality to shine through and essentially knock Colchester United out of the EFL Trophy.

Cambridge vs Colchester preview

Cambridge United preview

Cambridge United currently sits seventieth in League One this season having picked up fifteen points. From their twelve matches, Cambridge have won four of those picking up three draws and have been on the receiving end of a defeat a total of five times. Cambridge United were so close to being relegated from League One last season but stayed up after a dramatic final day of the season finishing just one point above Milton Keynes Dons.

Colchester United preview

Colchester United are currently in League Two where they have been since the 2016/17 season after relegation from League One in the 2015/16 season. So far this season Colchester find themselves in twenty-second position and remain outside of the relegation zone on goal difference. After twelve league matches, Colchester have won three times, picked up one draw and have lost a total of eight times.

FAQs regarding Cambridge vs Colchester

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Who is the Cambridge player to watch? Fejiri Okenabirhie.
Who is the Colchester player to watch? Joe Taylor.
Who won the last match between these two sides? The most recent encounter was a 1-1 draw.

Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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