Maybe last rounds for Colchester to try to join promotion playoffs, only five points far. They'll play after end of match of Exeter, last team on playoff promotion zone and Exeter will play against a team, Crawley, not mathematically sure to avoid relegation, yet, so could try a bit of resistance.
On the contrary, Colchester receives a team already safe in spite of only three draws gained in last nine games and if add to this poor run lack of motivations, bad away results - only 5-4-12 18/32 far from home - and no good team news for them, hosts could win this match in any case.
Grimsby could have huge problems in one of the already poorest away attacks and that in last seven rounds scored only three goals.
Long list of players out, among them second scorer Cook ( 4g) and Embleton ( midf.26+1 3g), while trainer Jolley already left out in last two rounds top-scorer Thomas ( 11g) and could do the same also here. Otehr players out for them are Ohman ( def.12+1) and Whitehouse, while striker Rose ( 13sub 1g) could be fit at least for a place on bench.
Hosts without captain Prosser ( def.38), but this big miss in defense is balanced by poor state of away attack. Remain also out for Colchester Compley ( mdif.5+8).
Colchester vs Grimsby betting tips
Colchester AH-1 (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.33 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-0 PUSH (Stake return)