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Walsall and Colchester meet for a League Two fixture on Saturday afternoon. Just three points separate the teams ahead of this weekend’s clash. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Walsall vs Colchester – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Walsall are without a win in six home games ahead of the visit of Colchester on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Saturday’s game at Banks’s Stadium pits a Walsall side that can’t find a win at home against a Colchester outfit that can’t force a victory on the road and backing a draw between these out of sorts teams could be the smartest angle of approach. The Saddlers have failed to win five matches in a row on home soil, while the U’s were unable to succeed in any of their last five League Two away tests. With those dismal runs considered, a share of the spoils looks likely this weekend.
Under 2.5 Goals
Colchester have gone five full away games in League Two without scoring a single goal and the U’s lack of punch in the final third could count against them again on Saturday. Walsall have notched just three times in their last five home fixtures combined however, so don’t expect to the Saddlers to attack with conviction on Saturday. With uninspiring forward options on both sides, bettors are advised to back under 2.5 goals to be scored in Walsall.
Both Teams to Score – No
Our third tip for this weekend’s game draws from the same pool of logic as our second entry, and we recommend backing both teams not to score in the West Midlands. Colchester didn’t hit the net once in their last 450 minutes of football on the road in the league, while both teams not to score landed in three of Walsall’s last four League Two tests. Expect that pattern to continue at Banks’s Stadium.
Walsall vs Colchester: Match Preview
Walsall Team News
Walsall have a relatively clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's game with Rory Holden the only major injury concern. There were doubts about the availability of midfielder Brendan Kiernan, though he played in the Saddlers' 1-1 draw at home to Crawley on Tuesday. Walsall will kick off Saturday's contest just four places and three points ahead of Colchester.
Colchester Team News
First choice Colchester keeper Shamal George, defender Miles Welch-Hayes and midfielder Gene Kennedy all missed the club's 0-0 draw at Bradford on Wednesday and all three players remain doubtful for Saturday. Tom Eastman, Ryan Clampin and Frank Nouble are also expected to sit this weekend's fixture out.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Walsall vs Colchester
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Walsall vs Colchester Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
Walsall are favourites to beat Colchester this weekend according to the bookmakers.
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?
Walsall vs Colchester will be contested at Banks’s Stadium.