, ‘Plenty of goals’ – Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction: The72

‘Plenty of goals’ – Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction: The72

The72’s writers offer their Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction ahead of their League Two clash on Saturday afternoon.

The72’s writers offer their Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction ahead of their League Two clash on Saturday afternoon.

Mansfield Town head into this encounter following an emphatic 5-1 victory away from home over Bradford City last weekend.

Baily Cargill, Lucas Akins, Davis Keillor-Dunn, Will Swan and Aaron Lewis were the Stags’ five goalscorers on the day, with Andy Cook striking the hosts’ consolation effort. Nigel Clough’s side sit top of the table with eight games left to play, five points above 4th spot.

Colchester United, on the other hand, drew their last fixture 1-1 at home against Walsall to help aid their fight for survival.

It was the visitors who took the lead through Taylor Allen, but Cameron McGeehan struck early in the second half to level things and ensure another point on the board for the U’s. They now sit 22nd in League Two, above the relegation zone on goal difference but with two games in hand over Forest Green in 23rd place.

Here, a handful of our writers make their predictions for the game…

Jacob Hackett

“Two teams at polar opposite ends of the table, it is hard to predict anything besides a comfortable victory for Mansfield on this occasion.

“Clough’s men are in fine form and look as though they could clinch the fourth tier title in order to return to the third tier for the first time since 2003.

“Colchester are struggling for form as their league position suggests, and barring any major upset I can see this being a pretty long afternoon for the U’s.

“My guess would certainly be a comfortable three points for the Stags on Saturday afternoon, and I think there will be plenty of goals for the spectators to enjoy.”

Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction: 4-1

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James Ray

Mansfield Town have maintained the most consistent form of those fighting it out at the top of the table, hence why it’s them sat top of the pile. However, we have seen them slip up a couple of times recently too, and with Colchester United fighting for every point, the visitors can’t be ruled out.

“That said, Colchester’s record on the road isn’t great, and Field Mill is one of the tougher places to go in League Two.

“It should have Clough and co on course for a pretty comfortable win. I’ll say this ends 3-0 to the hosts.”

Mansfield Town vs Colchester United prediction: 3-0

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