Bristol Rovers face another challenge as the EFL trophy approaches Colchester United on Wednesday.
Colchester United will be hoping to win League Two again after beating Doncaster Rovers 3-0. Alex Newby (45′), Samson Towide (59′) and Luke Hannant (89′) scored for Colchester United.
Colchester United have barely lasted 90 minutes in their last few games. In fact, Colchester United have failed to keep their opponents from scoring in five of their previous six matches, conceding eight goals in that time.
Bristol Rovers come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win over Peterborough United in the last leg of League One. Scott Sinclair scored the only goal for Bristol Rovers (53′).
Bristol Rovers, who love action-packed games, have averaged 3.33 goals per game in their last 6 matches. Opponents totaled 9. We’ll see if that trend continues with this game.
Colchester United are dangerous enough to score against this Bristol Rovers team, but a goal may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We therefore tip both teams to make it 1-2 to Bristol Rovers when the full-time whistle blows. It should be interesting.
Reviewing their previous head-to-head meetings since 12 May 2009, Colchester United have won 3 of those games, Bristol Rovers have won 2, a total of 1 draw.
A total of 13 goals were scored in this period, 7 by The U’s and 6 by The Pirates. The average is 2.17 goals per game.
The last league match between the two was on Matchday 37 of League Two on 15 March 2022, the score finished Bristol Rovers 1-0 Colchester United.
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Almost everyone can count on Colchester United manager Matt Bloomfield as he only has one fitness issue to deal with with a full squad. Kwesi Appiah (neck injury) is ruled out.
Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton has only one fitness issue to worry about. Nick Anderton (cancer) is out.
You can watch match on Skye Sports.
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