Two sides with different targets face off against each other in League One action as Colchester United welcome Tranmore Rovers at the Colchester Community Stadium. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 10 pm.
The home side enter the match sitting one point off relegation woes while their opponents sit one point off an automatic promotion zone.
It has been a tough start for the home side who only have three wins in their last 20 matches. However, they might cherish their seven point buffer from Soutend in the 23rd spot. What makes their woes worse apart from conceding, is the fact that they continue failing to find the back of the net.
Their recent defeat was to Port Vale marking their fifth consecutive defeat without a scoring. Three of these games ended with a defeat while two games with a draw. On the other hand, Tranmere inspired a 2-1 victory over rivals Exeter City.
Moreover, the two goals came from the penalty spot last weekend. Their win last weekend means the side move level on points with third-placed Forest Green Rovers. David Nguent and substitute Danny Lloyd converted for either side to secure a large win for the Rovers.
It marked a large win for the away side especially after coming from their EFL Cup final loss to Sunderland at Wembley Stadium.
Colchester United vs. Tranmere Rovers Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other with Colchester United taking home three wins while Tranmere Rovers with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Colchester United 0-1 Port Vale
Salford City 0-0 Colchester United
Grimbsy Town 0-0 Colchester United
Harrogate Town 3-0 Colchester United
Colchester United 0-2 Newport County
Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Exeter City
Grimsby Town 0-0 Tranmere Rovers
Sunderland 1-0 Tranmere Rovers
Southend Rovers 0-2 Tranmere Rovers
Tranmore Rovers 1-0 Crawley Town
Colchester United Team News
Wayne Brown forced into a tactical shuffle especially with the recent absence of Omar Sowunmi, paving way for the 4-3-1-2 formation against Port Vale. Courtney Senior and Junio Tchamadeu will be pushing for recalls to the side after coming back after featuring after half time.
Tranmere Rovers Team News
James Vaughan remains sidelined ahead of the match while Mark Ellis still out for several months. Manny Monthe might get a recall following George’s injury sustained last time out.
Prediction and Odds
In case judging by recent performances, we find it hard to know where the goals will come from this Tuesday.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H