- Both teams have scored in eight of Colchester’s last 10 League Two home games.
- Colchester have kept just three clean sheets in 11 home league assignments overall this term.
- Colchester have drawn three of their last five home matches.
Goals at both ends likely in Colchester
Just two points and two places separate 15th placed Colchester from Scunthorpe in 17th in League Two ahead of the teams’ clash on Friday evening, and we expect goals to be hit at both ends when the well matched outfits face off at the JobServe Community Stadium.
Colchester’s form has fallen off a cliff since early December, and United’s once proud early season form at home has regressed along with their dwindling chances of making the playoffs.
John McGreal’s side have drawn three and won just once in five assignments on their own patch, and Colchester’s inability to keep their visitors off the scoresheet has severely hindered their progress.
Indeed, both teams have scored in eight of Colchester’s last 10 League Two contests in Essex, and the same market appeals when a Scunthorpe team fresh from successive victories arrive at the JobServe Community Stadium ready to attack on Friday.
The Iron put on impressive showings in back-to-back home wins over Grimsby and Port Value, though they could struggle to push for maximum points against a Colchester team that usually manage to avoid defeat at home, despite their lack of recent wins there.
As we touched on earlier, Colchester have drawn three of their last five League Two fixtures on home soil. Two of those finished level at 1-1, and our correct score prediction hints at a similar outcome on Friday.