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Colchester United make the trip to Vale Park for their next League Two outing on October 23. Odds are stacked against the U's who take on an in-form Valiants.
Port Vale vs Colchester: Top Free Betting Tips
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- Market: Match Result
- Our tip: Port Vale
- Odds: 22/25 (1.88)
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 6/5 (2.2)
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: 21/20 (2.05)
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Port Vale to Win
Darrell Clarke does not want Port Vale to finish in the bottom half of the points table this time around and has charged his men from the get-go. With one point separating teams ranked second to sixth, they can ill afford to drop any points, especially against struggling rivals. Port Vale should claim the three-point on offer at Colchester's expense, who are eight points behind them and are 19th on the rankings table.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Colchester United have been involved in 21 goals this season, seeing 1.8 goals on average. On the other hand, Port Vale has seen 2.6 goals on average, and three of their last four fixtures have concluded with Over 2.5 total goals. As they face off against each other, we are backing a high scoring affair that eventually builds the latter's case for promotion.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
The problem Hayden Mullins is facing is that his charges cannot score regularly despite giving a good account of their abilities at the back. Darrell Clarke is contending with the opposite issues as his charges continue to concede goals, adding more pressure on their attacking unit to produce. These issues have persisted for some time and we do not see their resolution any time soon. This leads us to believe that goals will continue to flow on both ends of the pitch, especially as they come against each other.
Port Vale vs Colchester: Team News and Match Preview
The Valiants are fourth on the points table, five points adrift of pole position. While they have managed to curtail their losses, Darrell Clarke needs to address their high number of stalemates at home. Their attackers have justified their role for the Port Vale but have been constantly let down by their defence, which has conceded 14 goals, the second-highest in the top half of the League Two points table.
While Port Vale are flying high in the fourth division of English football, Colchester United have found the going tough. Despite having an admirable record at the back, the U's have a six-point cushion over the relegation slots. Their sluggishness in getting out of the gates has hampered their progress this season, as their nine-goal haul from 13 league outings is the second-poorest return in League Two thus far.
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FAQs regarding Port Vale vs Colchester Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 23 October 2021 at 16:00 GMT.
Who are the bookmakers' favourite to win?
Who won the last Head to Head fixture?
0-1 in favour of Port Vale.