Colchester v Mansfield Betting Tips and Odds – 07/10/17

Colchester v Mansfield Betting Tips and Odds – 07/10/17

Colchester v Mansfield Betting Tips and Odds

In our Colchester v Mansfield betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

 Colchester host play-off hopefuls Mansfield in this Sky Bet League 2 encounter, the home side are struggling at the wrong end of the table at the moment, they’re 16th on 12 points and know that they should be doing much better considering the level they have played at before. The visitors have had a promising start to their campaign, they currently lie 8th in the table, just 1 place outside the play-off’s but could easily move into the top 7 with a win here, providing any one of the 3 teams above them slip up in their respective fixtures on Saturday.

Colchester have only won 1 out of last 5

The hosts for this clash go into this game having only won 1 game in their last 5 attempts, they’ll be looking to right these wrong’s here but know just how difficult it will be to contain a Mansfield side who have in contrast only lost 1 in their last 5. Colchester will be looking to get back into League One this season, they were relegated from the country’s third tier two seasons ago and narrowly lost out on a spot in the play-off’s last time out by 1 point. They haven’t had the best of starts and already have a pretty large gap of 9 points to close before they can even get near to the top 7, but it’s a long season and a few positive results can go a long way at this early stage. In the U’s last league match up, they travelled West to take on a Yeovil side who are also struggling for points in the bottom half of the table; a goal from 23 year old midfielder Sean Murray was enough to ensure John McGreal and his men left Somerset with all 3 points in that encounter, so they head into this fixture with a bit of momentum, despite only registering 1 point from a possible 9 in their 3 games prior to that.

Colchester won their last league outing against Yeovil last weekend.

Visitors just 2 points off Play-Off places

Mansfield go into this game having won 3 out of their last 4 games and know that they could add to that tally against a struggling Colchester side here. Steve Evans’ men have only lost 2 games since the season kicked off back in August and look good value for a spot in the play-off’s come the end of the season, they have however dropped points to teams they would have expected to beat; drawing 4 of those clashes, more than any other team in the division. The hosts welcomed league leaders Notts County to Field Mill last time out, and came away with a surprise 3-1 victory thanks to a well taken brace from striker Danny Rose and own goal from County defender Richard Duffy. They’ll be looking to build on that impressive win here against strugglers Colchester, and will feel disappointed with anything but a win come 5 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Evans’ men beat league leaders Notts County in their last league outing.

Odds

We think this game could be a very cagey affair, Mansfield do find themselves in a better league position than their Essex counterparts but did lose their last away game comfortably 3-0 when they travelled to Cheltenham a fortnight ago. Colchester on the other hand have struggled for results of late and go into this on the back of a 1-0 loss at home to League One strugglers Gillingham in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night, they’re best priced to win at 2/1 with SkyBet. The visitors go into this clash as favourites, you can get them at 11/8 with Betfair, while the draw is best priced at 9/4 with Ladbrokes.

Recommended Bets:

Both teams to score (Best priced at 3/4 with Coral) – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals (Best priced at 1/1 with Betway) – BET HERE

Mikael Mandron to score FIRST (Best priced at 13/2 with BetBright) – BET HERE

See all of our League Two Betting Previews HERE