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Colchester United vs Cambridge United Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Preview

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Colchester United
Cambridge United

Tip Reasoning

After being appointed the day after the Colchester played their final game in League One last season, John McGreal has been tasked with an immediate return to the third tier. McGreal’s side started the season well with a hard fought point against well fancied Hartlepool United but they were put to the sword against a quality Brighton side at the League Cup on Tuesday. Colchester will know that a result against their Championship opposition was never really on the cards and they will look to put that result to bed when they host Cambridge this weekend.

Cambridge have been quietly going about their business in the last few years slowly building on a solid spine to their side and this season they might just have added enough quality to earn themselves a play-off place. An opening day draw at home to Barnet would be the minimum manager Shaun Derry will of hoped for but they followed that up by claiming the scalp of Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. United needed extra time on Tuesday to see off their opponents so it will be interesting to see if Derry rotates his squad for the trip to Colchester or if he thinks his side still have enough in the tank this early in the season.

Both these sides started the season in the league in identical fashion as their opening games ended, 1-1. Now they face each other and we find it very hard to split them. Tuesday’s exploits will mean that Cambridge will have a fatigued squad going into the game and after a heavy defeat Colchester will have to rally in order to get a result. We think that the best chance of a return on this game is to bet on both teams to score, which is available at 8/11 with bet365. You can also get another 1-1 draw at 5/1 with the same site.

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