Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United - Free Betting Tips

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Fourth-placed Colchester United make the trip to Merseyside to face Tranmere Rovers this Saturday afternoon, looking to build on the good form that has seen them climb to near the top of the League Two table. Colchester boss John McGreal is returning to one of his former clubs, which adds a little more intrigue and interest to the occasion. It should be an interesting game of football at Prenton Park.

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Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United Best Odds

08. September 2018 | 15:00
Football » League Two

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Tranmere to win, 1X2
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17/10
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Game to end 1-1
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Colchester to win both halves
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9/1
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If you have been checking out the Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United match previews this week, and you’re thinking about placing a few bets, start over at BetVictor. They are offering odds of 17/10 on the 1X2 market on Tranmere to win the game. For something slightly riskier, you can head over to William Hill. There, you can back our prediction of a 1-1 draw at odds of 24/5. For a long odds option, Coral has a good bet, in the shape of backing Colchester to win both halves, at odds of 9/1.

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Tranmere to win, 1X2
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Game to end 1-1
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Colchester to win both halves
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Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United Betting Tips: Form Guide

Rovers Looking Solid So Far

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon will be hoping that his team’s pedigree against Colchester gives them the edge in this match. Rovers have won their last four matches against the Essex side, and have scored 13 goals during that run. Also, Colchester have not won a league match at Prenton Park since September 2008, having drawn drawn two and lost three of their five matches at Birkenhead since then. Tranmere also have the English league pryamid’s in-form striker, in the form of James Norwood. He has scored six league goals so far in 2018/19, more than any other player in the top four divisions of the English game.

Tranmere have won two, drawn three and lost one of their opening six League Two matches this season. That run has taken them to 11th in the table, and put them in a decent position to start climbing the ladder soon.

Midfielder Jay Harris is available to face Colchester, after serving a three-game suspension. Forward Franklyn Akammadu could make his debut following international clearance on his loan move from Italian side US Alessandria. Colchester will need to look out for him.

McGreal Going Home With Colchester

Colchester boss John McGreal will be keen to do well at Prenton Park, not least because he was born in Birkenhead. He also spent nine years of his playing career, between 1990 and 1999 at Rovers. This is sure to be an emotional day for the United boss. McGreal also must mull over a number of selection decisions ahead of this game. Brennan Dickenson is a doubt with a back injury, and he had to miss last week’s 3-1 win at Cheltenham. Tom Lapslie will also be missing from the Colchester midfield, after undergoing an operation on his knee. Brandon Comley is also absent, as he is away on international duty with Montserrat. Diaz Wright, striker Mikael Mandron and Aaron Collins, who is on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, will all be hoping to be picked by McGreal in Comley’s absence.

Colchester have suffered just one defeat in their last six league games. They lost four of the five games before that run started. If you’re looking for Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United betting tips for today, the Essex side has scored more goals in the first 15 minutes of matches than any other League Two team.

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The Last Five Games

Tranmere Rovers VS. Colchester United

  • Tranmere Form1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Tranmere Goals7 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Colchester Form2 wins 1 draw, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Colchester Goals11 goals in the last 5 matches
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Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United Preview: Recent Meetings

The last time these two sides met was back in the 2013/14 season, when they were both in League One. Tranmere won both of those matches, and both by the same 2-1 scoreline. The first match was at Prenton Park on November 30, 2013. Ryan Lowe scored both of the Rovers goals, netting his first in the 32nd minute of the game. His second came from the penalty spot in the 56th minute. Clinton Morrison hit a consolation goal in the dying seconds of the match.

The second game in that 2013/14 season was at Colchester’s Weston Homes Community Stadium. It again ended 2-1 in favour of Tranmere. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro scored in the 36th minute for Rovers, before Freddie Sears equalised for the home side on the stroke of half-time. Ryan Lowe’s 63rd minute goal won the game for the away side.

Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United Prediction: Exciting Score Draw

Both these sides lost their Checkatrade Trophy games in midweek, but that is unlikely to give much indication as to the likely outcome of this fixture. Tranmere have drawn two and won one of their last three league matches, while Colchester have won two and lost one. Tranmere look like a team who are hard to beat, while United seem to be set up to win games. All that makes this a tough game to call. Our prediction is that we will see a score draw, with plenty of incident to keep the fans entertained. The occasion is sure to be an emotional one for John McGreal.

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