Colchester United vs Exeter City: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: JobServe Community Stadium (10105 seats)

The visiting Exeter City side should be favourites in this visit to Colchester United, as the away team holds a 10 point advantage from their 27 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Colchester United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Exeter City has the most scored goals (49) in League Two

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only three days ago in the League Two. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Crawley Town.

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Colchester United form and stats

Colchester United have played 13 League Two games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 6-5-2 (wins-draws-losses). All in all it has been a very rough period for Colchester United who hasn’t won a league-game in their last twelve attempts. Their previous win was against Scunthorpe United, 77 days ago.

Colchester United lost their last game at Crawley Town (placed 12th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Before that, Colchester drew at home versus Mansfield Town.

Heartbreak for Colchester United in their last match as Crawley Town's J. Tilley scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

The manager S. Ball will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Forest Green Rovers in only four days.

The Colchester fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 20 goals in 13 league matches. 14 goals have been conceded.

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Exeter City form and stats

3-8-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Exeter City, who have the most scored goals (49) in League Two, in their League Two matches away.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Newport County (placed 7th) in their previous outing. The League Two match ended in a draw 1-1. That result followed a home victory 3-2 versus Bradford City.

Goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson made a total of seven saves, making him a hero against Newport County. Heavily contributing to the draw after 90 minutes.

Exeter has another fixture away, a League Two game, against Crawley Town in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Exeter are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 20 times in 13 away games so far. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Exeter City have conceded 18 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Exeter City - Colchester United 6-1 played earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Colchester, three draws and five wins for Exeter City. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Exeter CityR. Bowman
R. Bowman
12 goals
Exeter CityM. Jay
M. Jay
11 goals
ColchesterJ. Brown
J. Brown
7 goals

Colchester United missing players

Exeter City missing players

Colchester United Exeter City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 13 4 Played P 4 13 27
7 6 1 Won W 3 3 11
12 5 2 Drew D 1 8 10
9 2 1 Lost L 0 2 6
30 20 3 Scored S 9 20 49
37 14 3 Conceded C 4 18 34
86% 92% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 85% 93%
71% 77% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 69% 81%
43% 54% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 54% 56%
18% 23% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 46% 41%
11% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 15% 19%
61% 69% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 69% 67%
25% 23% 50% Clean Sheets C S 25% 23% 22%
29% 15% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 23% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 0.8 0.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
9.9 10.3 7.5 Shots (avg) S ( 11.8 10.5 12
3.4 4 2.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4 4.7
32% 38% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 45% 38% 39%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Colchester United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Exeter City has the most scored goals (49) in League Two
  • Exeter City has the most scored goals in the first half (25) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 27 13 9 5 37 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 14 7 4 3 19 13 11 48
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 27 12 8 7 37 29 13 8 3 2 17 12 14 4 5 5 20 17 8 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

Read more about League Two

The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.