Competition: EFL Trophy
Market: Sutton win
Odds: 5/6 @ 888sport
Two fourth-tier sides who will be looking to extend on their EFL Trophy in midweek, Sutton will welcome Colchester to Gander Green Lane on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Sutton might have shown some signs of an issue before heading into their enforced December break, Matt Gray’s men have only continued to shock many across the Football League this season. Despite only making their League Two debut last summer, the Yellows already find themselves leading the chase in the play-off hunt. Keeping the mood in their camp at a real high as they secured a 2-1 win against fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter on New Year’s Day, the midweek hosts will now be looking to extend on their EFL Trophy adventure. Landing back-to-back League Two victories, it should also be noted that Sutton have continued on a real hometown purple patch. In fact, Gray’s side have won each of their last six straight meetings against Gander Green Lane, a run that stems back to the end of October.
As for the visitors, while Sutton might find themselves battling it out at the top of the League Two table, Colchester are enduring their own scrap at the other end. Putting in another worrying display over the weekend as they were hit with a deserved 3-1 defeat away at Crawley, Hayden Mullins’ men are really looking over their shoulder at the drop zone. Knowing that they’re in a real battle to maintain their Football League status this season, Colchester are also in the midst of a four-match winless run. Knowing that they will face another huge task when they make the trip to Gander Green Lane on Tuesday night, they should also be worried by their most recent meeting against the League Two high-flyers. Suffering a thumping 3-1 defeat when they welcomed Sutton to Essex back in October, we’re backing a similar home victory here.
Bet: Sutton 5/6 to beat Colchester in Tuesday’s EFL Trophy contest @ 888sport
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