17Mar

League 1: Colchester vs Huddersfield

Colchester Huddersfield betting preview

Colchester United are currently 9th in the standings, but their chances for promotion playoffs are still alive considering the gap between them and 6th place is only 7 points. Their home performances this season have been average, managing only a 7-7-4 record with a 30-27 GD. They are unbeaten for 6 games in a row now but they will be looking to grab all three points today against a frisky visitor. Colchester boss John Ward has announced that he will play offensively today, considering the decent form of experienced strikers Odejayi and Gillespie with the addition of Freddie Sears who will continue his stay with the U’s, but also recent return of Gavin Massey from Watford. Therefore there are four decent attacking options for Ward, but he will still have to do without defender Rowlands.

Huddersfield Town are 4th in the standings, only five points away from Sheffield Utd and the direct promotion spot, but also with a game in hand. Their chances are real for this direct promotion and everyone at the club wants to head towards Championship. Huddersfield have only lose once in the last 13 games in the league, but a big number of draws have seen them drop a bit in the standings. Away from home they have a 5-10-1 record with a 36-20 GD. Their last two games were a 3-3 at Bury and a 2-2 at home against Rochdale. Manager Simon Grayson is happy to welcome Stoke loan Arismendi, which will be a nice addition in the creation department. The bad news is that the team will be missing Oscar Gobern and Damien Johnson for this trip, but the good news is that Gary Roberts and Peter Clarke are back in full training and might take some part in this game.

Huddersfield have been very offensive in the last games, while the hosts have much firepower available for the game and their coach announced an offensive display at Homes Community Stadium. In the first part of the season, Huddersfield managed a 3-2 win over the U’s, but today both teams need points and both will attack. Therefore i think this is a good opportunity to see some goals, so a bet on over 2.5 goals @ 1.86 with Pinnacle Sports is recommended.

Bet: Over 2.5 Goals @1.86 with Pinnacle Sports

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