Man Utd vs Colchester Betting Tips & Predictions
Colchester United find themselves in the last eight of the EFL Cup after beating a series of opponents that included Tottenham Hotspur. Their campaign actually started in August when overcoming Swindon Town and a hard-fought triumph at Crawley has now earned the U’s a visit to Old Trafford.
John McGreal’s side are one of the better League Two outfits and the money they get from this money-spinning run could assist them in acquiring new players in January, with the Essex side just a point outside the play-off places right now.
However, Colchester will want to give a good account of themselves against a Manchester United side who are likely to be understrength considering that the Red Devils will have four Premier League engagements between 22 December – 1 January.
United overcame Chelsea in the previous round of the competition although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might not risk many first-team players for this clash and will expect a second string team to get the job done over ninety minutes.
The Red Devils have already faced lower-league opposition this season, drawing 1-1 with League One outfit Rochdale before coming through on penalty kicks and they’ll be wary of something similar happening again.
Colchester have the blueprint after holding Spurs to a goalless draw and we’re expecting the visitors to raise their game against higher-calibre opponents, with the visitors looking worth a bet on the Asian Handicap market.
You can back the U’s at 1/2 with a three-goal start and make a profit if they lose by two goals or less. If they lose by three, you get your money back, so they would need to be beaten by four goals or more for the bet to lose.
We just feel as though United are likely to serve up a disjointed performance and probably take their foot off the gas if they go a couple of goals ahead, so we’re going to stick with the outsiders here.
Colchester +3 @ 1.50 with bet365