Lineups

Colchester United

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. D. Gerken

  • 18. T. Eastman

  • 6. L. Prosser

  • 2. R. Jackson

  • 3. C. Bramall Goal

  • 7. C. Senior

    68'
  • 8. H. Pell Yellow Card

  • 23. K. Poku

    89'
  • 17. B. Stevenson

    78'
  • 45. F. Nouble

  • 9. L. Norris

    77'

Substitutes

  • 29. E. Ross

  • 2. M. Welch-Hayes

  • 6. O. Sowunmi

  • 21. R. Clampin

  • 4. T. Lapslie

    78'
  • 26. L. Gambin

    68'
  • 0. N. Chilvers

  • 11. P. Cowan-Hall

    89'
  • 12. T. Robinson

    77'

England - League Two Playoff

45' N. Law 45' Yellow Card 45'  N. Law 58' H. Pell 58' Yellow Card 58'  H. Pell 81' C. Bramall 81' Goal 81'   Bramall C. Bramall
Colchester United

Colchester United

1 - 0

Exeter City

Exeter City

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 81
    1 - 0
  • Date: 18/06/2020
  • Time: 17:15
  • Venue: JobServe Community Stadium
  • Referee: Joshua Smith
Colchester vs Exeter Betting Tips

Date published: 6/18/2020 3:00:00 PM

Colchester vs Exeter Betting Tips

The League Two play-offs get underway this Thursday with sixth-placed Colchester hosting fifth-placed Exeter in the opening leg.

Four weeks before the season came to a halt, Exeter were firmly in the race not only for automatic promotion but also the League Two title. Matt Taylor’s side were joint-top of the table following their 3-2 away win over Macclesfield – a victory which would turn out to be their last.

Their next four games produced two defeats and two draws as the team slipped out of the automatic promotion places. Despite sitting in fourth place, the team was dealt a further blow when it was revealed that the ‘Point Per Game’ system would determine the final placings.

This saw Cheltenham leapfrog Exeter in the standings meaning the Grecians had to prepare for a play-off meeting with Colchester; a side they failed to beat twice this season.

Before the season’s suspension, Colchester didn’t exactly enjoy great form themselves. A run of four wins and four defeats from eight league games portrays just how inconsistent they were.

However, as is often the case in play-off football, the formbook doesn’t tell us anything – especially after a three month lay-off.

The one thing that is interesting though, is the past few encounters between these two teams. Both clubs have met twice this season and both times the game had ended in a draw.

Looking further back, it is Exeter who have been the better side in this fixture winning four of the previous eight encounters. At the same time, Colchester have only managed one win which came all the way back in 2017.

From a betting perspective, the recommendation is to back the draw in this game. As we have seen with football around the continent, the first games after the extended lay-off tend to be scrappy affairs as both sides show their rustiness. With that in mind, the 21/10 price on the draw doesn’t look too bad at all.

*All prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change

 

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Simulation

Colchester United vs Exeter City

There is a 32.9% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Exeter City, at 54.4%, are heavy favorites to beat Colchester United who have a 12.7% chance.
In simulation wins, Colchester United upsets Exeter City by averaging 3.6 shots and 2.0 shots on goal.
They average 1.4 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Exeter City 1.2 to Colchester United 0.4.

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Match Information

  • League Two Playoff
  • Round 1/2
  • JobServe Community Stadium
  • Joshua Smith
  • 18 Jun, 17:15

Predictions

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Correct Score - Draw 1-1

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
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Recent Head-to-Head Results

22-Jun-2020
Exeter City 3-1 Colchester United
18-Jun-2020
Colchester United 1-0 Exeter City
25-Jan-2020
Exeter City 0-0 Colchester United
29-Dec-2019
Colchester United 2-2 Exeter City
16-Mar-2019
Exeter City 3-0 Colchester United
24-Nov-2018
Colchester United 1-1 Exeter City
05-May-2018
Exeter City 1-0 Colchester United
09-Dec-2017
Colchester United 3-1 Exeter City
21-Jan-2017
Exeter City 3-0 Colchester United
03-Sep-2016
Colchester United 2-3 Exeter City

Colchester United Last 5 Games

12/09/2020
Bradford City 0-0 Colchester United
D
08/09/2020
Portsmouth 2-0 Colchester United
L
05/09/2020
Reading 3-1 Colchester United
L
22/06/2020
Exeter City 3-1 Colchester United
L
18/06/2020
Colchester United 1-0 Exeter City
W

Exeter City Last 5 Games

12/09/2020
Salford City 2-2 Exeter City
D
08/09/2020
Exeter City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers
W
05/09/2020
Bristol City 2-0 Exeter City
L
25/08/2020
Tiverton 1-2 Exeter City
W
21/08/2020
Taunton Town 1-1 Exeter City
D

Lineups

Colchester United
(4-4-2)
Exeter City
(3-4-1-2)
  • 1. D. Gerken

  • 18. T. Eastman

  • 6. L. Prosser

  • 2. R. Jackson

  • 3. C. Bramall Goal

  • 7. C. Senior

    68'
  • 8. H. Pell Yellow Card

  • 23. K. Poku

    89'
  • 17. B. Stevenson

    78'
  • 45. F. Nouble

  • 9. L. Norris

    77'

Substitutes

  • 29. E. Ross

  • 2. M. Welch-Hayes

  • 6. O. Sowunmi

  • 21. R. Clampin

  • 4. T. Lapslie

    78'
  • 26. L. Gambin

    68'
  • 0. N. Chilvers

  • 11. P. Cowan-Hall

    89'
  • 12. T. Robinson

    77'
  • 1. L. Ward

  • 2. P. Sweeney

  • 21. D. Moxey

    78'
  • 5. A. Martin

  • 8. J. Taylor

  • 4. N. Atangana

  • 0. R. Williams

  • 3. J. Sparkes

    77'
  • 7. L. Martin

    38'
  • 7. N. Law Yellow Card

    67'
  • 12. R. Bowman

Substitutes

  • 23. J. Maxted

  • 20. J. Richardson

  • 15. T. Parkes

    78'
  • 0. A. Collins

    67'
  • 0. B. Dickenson

    77'
  • 0. J. Randall

  • 17. M. Jay

    38'
  • 18. A. Fisher

  • 35. B. Seymour

Live Match Stats

Colchester United Colchester United
Exeter City Exeter City
6
Corners
5
2
Shots On Target
0
49
Possession
51
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
7
Shots Off Target
8
65
Attacks
107
56
Dangerous
45

Statistics

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Results

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Colchester United v Exeter City

    Cohen Bramall gives Colchester advantage with late winner

    Date published: 6/18/2020 11:14:51 PM

    Cohen Bramall’s late free-kick gave Colchester a narrow 1-0 win over Exeter following a closely-contested League Two play-off semi-final first leg.

    Bramall curled in a set-piece with nine minutes remaining which Exeter goalkeeper Lewis Ward could only parry into the net at his near post, giving the U’s the edge ahead of the second leg at St James Park.

    With the match played behind closed doors at a near-empty JobServe Community Stadium, it was a surreal atmosphere that greeted the players.

    And with so much at stake for both sides, it was no surprise perhaps that the encounter got off to a cagey start, with little in the way of attacking threat for either team in the opening stages.

    It had been more than three months since either side had played a competitive match and it showed a little early on.

    Aaron Martin’s header from a corner dipped over the bar from a corner in the opening minutes for Exeter.

    But it was a tightly-contested affair and it took until just before the midway point in the first half for either side to register a first effort on target.

    Bramall’s curled free-kick was palmed over the crossbar by Ward, after striker Luke Norris had been clattered 25 yards from goal.

    And at the other end, Colchester midfielder Ben Stevenson did well to stop Nicky Law’s on-target effort in the area from close range soon after.

    Exeter were forced into a change seven minutes before the break when Matt Jay was sent on for the injured Lee Martin.

    But it was the Grecians who finished the first half the brighter and looked the more likely to break the deadlock.

    The second half started in similarly cautious fashion.

    Yet Colchester did come close to breaking the deadlock just before the hour mark when Courtney Senior’s powerful effort from the edge of the area flashed just wide of the near post.

    The game began to open up a little after that and Exeter almost took the lead on the hour mark through substitute Jay, whose free-kick flew into the side-netting after he had been fouled by Harry Pell just outside the box.

    Both sides made changes at the midway point of the second half, with Malta international Luke Gambin sent on for Senior for Colchester and Archie Collins replacing the tiring Law for the Grecians.

    With 15 minutes remaining, Frank Nouble’s powerful shot forced Ward to make a save at his near post after a swift Colchester break.

    And the U’s made the crucial breakthrough through defender Bramall late on, to gain the edge ahead of the second leg in Devon.

    Match Highlights - Colchester United 1-0 Exeter City

    Next League Two Play-off Fixtures - June 22, 2020

    Exeter City 17:15 Colchester United
    Cheltenham Town 20:00 Northampton Town

    Lineups

    Exeter City

    ( 3-4-1-2 )

    • 1. L. Ward

    • 2. P. Sweeney

    • 21. D. Moxey

      78'
    • 5. A. Martin

    • 8. J. Taylor

    • 4. N. Atangana

    • 0. R. Williams

    • 3. J. Sparkes

      77'
    • 7. L. Martin

      38'
    • 7. N. Law Yellow Card

      67'
    • 12. R. Bowman

    Substitutes

    • 23. J. Maxted

    • 20. J. Richardson

    • 15. T. Parkes

      78'
    • 0. A. Collins

      67'
    • 0. B. Dickenson

      77'
    • 0. J. Randall

    • 17. M. Jay

      38'
    • 18. A. Fisher

    • 35. B. Seymour