Crystal Palace (@1.2) vs Colchester (@15.0)
25-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Crystal Palace will win

Crystal Palace – Colchester Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 14:45

Therefore, H2H records support my previous prediction. In seven out of the last ten matches we saw under 2.5 goals. In their previous ten meetings, the hosts recorded only one win, the visiting team had four victories, while five matches ended in a draw. So, if you hesitant to back a draw, you can back under 2.5 goals in the upcoming game.

When taking all factors into account, Crystal Palace will likely fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they play Colchester United, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves. We can therefore see a decent 2-0 winning margin for Crystal Palace at full-time. Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Crystal Palace v Colchester United - as well as up-to-date odds.

Crystal Palace - Colchester United Betting Tips & Betting Predictions & Match Preview

We see them struggling as this game progresses, so were backing a high scoring second 45 minutes. Were backing the second half to contain more goals than the first, a bet which seems like great value given the form of these two sides. The visitors have conceded 20 times across their last six trips in this competition. We can see the low scoring hosts taking their time to warm up in this one. Palace could capitalise in the second half, especially given the stature of their opponents.

The Eagles are going up against League Two opposition in their first cup clash of the campaign, but will they live up to their favourites tag? After a tough summer, Crystal Palace must be relieved with their first win of the new Premier League campaign. To win 2-1 at Manchester United must make it even sweeter for Roy Hodgson, who has faced his share of critics since taking just a point from their first two games. Now they have the chance to build on that with this weeks clash against Colchester.

The last four EFL Cup games at Selhurst have seen 11 goals scored in total, with just two of those coming before half-time. Colchester have conceded plenty of goals in this competition, following a string of first-round exits. On top of that, the Us have seen 24 goals across their last seven games in the Carabao Cup, with 75% of those coming in the second half. Meanwhile, of the four goals scored in Palace games this term, just one has come in the first half. Theyve conceded 24 goals across their last nine in this competition.

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Crystal Palace are a quality side but they lost an important player in Bissaka and will need some time adjusting. In the previous game, only a few days ago, German Hertha Berlin completely outclassed them and beat them by 4:0! Anyhow, we saw over 3.5 goals in the last three matches they played. In 8 friendly matches they played, they suffered five losses and recorded only two victories. The hosts didnt have a great offseason.

On the other hand, they played against the teams which are not among the best on the continent, such as Wigan, Sion, Mainz and Werder Bremen. The team from Liverpool is not in a much better form currently. High stakes bookmakers offer great odds for this game. In six out of the last seven matches, we saw under 2.5 goals. I think that both teams will be happy with a point from this match, so you can back a draw. However, they at least suffered only two defeats. However, it is really hard to predict the out of the upcoming match. They won only one out of their 8 friendly matches during the summer.

They come here with a terrible record in this competition. Stepping up against a Premier League side looks beyond their reach. Colchester have averaged a point per game from their first five matches, which doesnt exactly mark them out for a shock in this game. They won in the first round this season, which is the first time that has happened since 2010. Theyve won just three of their last 17 games in this competition, seeing off the likes of Gillingham, Hereford and Swindon.

Theyve conceded 24 goals across their last nine in this competition. Meanwhile, of the four goals scored in Palace games this term, just one has come in the first half. On top of that, the Us have seen 24 goals across their last seven games in the Carabao Cup, with 75% of those coming in the second half. Colchester have conceded plenty of goals in this competition, following a string of first-round exits. The last four EFL Cup games at Selhurst have seen 11 goals scored in total, with just two of those coming before half-time.

On top of that, they are now heavy favourites to book a third-round place in the Carabao Cup, with the chance to put on a show in this one. Palace were able to bounce back from a mixed start with a great win at United, with that success taking the Eagles into the top 10 at this early stage of the season. The early panic around Wilfried Zahas effect on the club has basically disappeared following that win, so things are looking up for the hosts.