Morecambe welcome struggling Colchester to Globe Arena this weekend, where they will look to win consecutive matches. Luckily for the Shrimps, they’ve won all of their last three against this week’s visitors, including a 3-1 victory last time out.
Morecambe have put in two excellent performances recently, which will definitely give the side a huge boost of confidence. The Shirmps held Mansfield to a 1-1 draw, and last time out, they defeated Mk Dons 2-1 on the road after going behind early on. Nevertheless, they sit 13th in League Two after 26 matches.
The Shrimps aren’t the most dangerous side in the final third, but they have netted a respectable 1.54 goals per game on average this season. However, they do concede more than they score, as highlighted by their goals conceded average of 1.65 goals.
On the other hand, the U’s have struggled massively this campaign, highlighted by the fact they’ve won one of their last 12 League Two matches. This run of form has put them 22nd in the table after 28 matches. However, they are unbeaten in their last two games, with the latest being a 1-1 draw against Bradford.
In truth, problems have been evident at both ends of the field, but in particular their defence which has conceded 1.96 goals per game, the second worst average in the league. Colchester also score just 1.36 goals per game.
Morecambe should win this game, with the recent impressive performances setting the standard. On the other hand, Colchester will take every point they can get.
The final prediction is Morecambe 2-0 Colchester.