Crewe vs Colchester
English League Two
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Alexandra Stadium (Crewe).
Crewe Alexandra shocked Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 on the road seven days ago through Charlie Kirk’s first half goal. The Railwaymen thus made it back-to-back wins in League Two. They are chasing the third on the spin on Saturday afternoon when 7th-placed Colchester come to visit Alexandra Stadium.
A two-win thread brought hosts just eight points adrift of top seven spots in League Two ladder. A potential win here would definitely further v boost up their confidence and get the team into the battle for the promotional play-offs ahead of the final quarter of the season.
Colchester won’t enter this in the highest of spirits after falling 2-3 at home to Mansfield Town last time around. It was a rather odd contest which saw the U’s drop a two-goal cushion in the second half. Fixing the obvious defensive holes will be the main task for the head coach John McGreal as his men shipped three goals in two of past three league outings. This has to be improved if the U’s are to challenge the promotion for League One football.
Crewe vs Colchester: Head-to-head
Crewe will be highly motivated to get revenge for a demolishing 6-0 defeat they suffered when they visited JobServe Community Stadium in mid-August last year.
The Railwaymen generally have a positive head to head record against the U’s (13 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats).
Crewe won two and drew one of past three home meetings with Colchester.
Crewe vs Colchester: Prediction
There are several reasons suggesting a home win bet here. The Railwaymen come into the game in higher spirits after winning two on the bounce in League Two. They also won two and drew one of past three home matches against Colchester United.
Furthermore, David Artell’s troops have one of the best home records in the entire league even though they hold the 14th position in the standings. They won 9, drew 2 and lost only 3 of 14 home matches this season. This is all enough for us to go for the home win pick as the main betting option at the odds of 2.40.
Crewe vs Colchester: Bet Tips
Crewe to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Crewe Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).