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Colchester vs Crewe Prediction, Tips & Stats

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          Crewe to win and Elliott Nevitt to score @ 6/1
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          PosClubPWDLGDPTS
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          Team logoGrimsby
          46111619-1749
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          Team logoColchester
          46111223-2145
          23
          Team logoSutton Utd
          4691522-2542
          Last updated 16/06/2024

          Colchester vs Crewe Prediction, Tips & Stats

          All eyes turn to League Two this weekend as the drama unfolds in the final set of matches for the regular season, with all 24 sides playing at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon.

          The JobServe Community Stadium is the venue for an extremely important game at both ends of the table as Colchester face the threat of relegation, whilst Crewe need to win to ensure a place in the playoffs.

          After 45 matches this season, the home side currently find themselves in 22nd position in the League Two table, after gaining just 44 points this campaign. Colchester are three points above Sutton United so if they take any points away from this game it will ensure their survival.

          The U’s come into this weekend on the back of two successive defeats which has resulted in a nervy final day. Last weekend, Colchester failed to score as they were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Notts County.

          Danny Cowley’s side were in action on Tuesday evening as they were convincingly beaten by playoff-chasing Doncaster rovers. Despite taking the lead in the 9th minute, Colchester were unable to hold onto this lead for long and they ultimately ended up conceding 4.

          Colchester’s opposition will also have a nervy final day as Crewe are in need of just one point to ensure they feature in the League Two playoffs. The Railwaymen currently sit in 6th place in the table and are three points ahead of 8th place.

          Crewe also come into this weekend on the back of a bad run of form which has seen them record two straight defeats in the league. The Railwaymen failed to score in either of these games, losing 3-0 to Grimsby and 3-0 to Wrexham last time out.

          The fixture of Colchester vs Crewe has a long and storied history, with the two sides first meeting coming in 1961 in the League Cup. In total, these two sides have met each other on 62 occasions, with Colchester having a better head to head record, having won 30 games, compared to 23 which have been won by Crewe.

          In recent years, it has been Crewe who have dominated this fixture and they have won three of the last five meetings between the two sides, only losing once. This fixture is often won to nil, with two of the last three games ending in this result.

          When these two sides faced each other earlier on in the campaign, Chris Long's early double strike helped secure Crewe a 2-1 win over Colchester. The Railwaymen were out of the blocks quickly at Gresty Road with Long on the mark in the third and seventh minute.

          These sides are evenly matched at the bookies ahead of this weekend, however it is Colchester who come into the game as favorites and they are currently priced @ 8/5, whilst an away win for Crewe is priced @ 23/10 and a draw is @ 6/4.

          We are backing Crewe to win and Elliott Nevitt to score as he has been in excellent form in recent weeks. Nevitt is the Ralwaymen’s top scorer this season, having scored 15 league goals.

          Colchester Team News

          Colchester have not reported any new injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s game. Danny Cowley is likely to make some changes to the side that were thrashed by Doncaster rovers on Tuesday evening.

          Crewe Team News

          Ryan Cooney will be unavailable for Crewe after he received a red card last time out against Wrexham.

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