Lincoln City v Colchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th May 2019

United to claim draw at Sincil Bank

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Lincoln City v Colchester United Betting Tips – League Two, 4th May 15.00pm

League Two champions Lincoln City will want to end their season with another three points on Saturday. John McGreal’s Colchester United, who visit Sincil Bank this weekend, are just three points off the play-off places with one fixture left. Can the U’s cause an upset and force their way into the top seven on the final day? This should be a cracking League Two fixture at Sincil Bank – check out our predictions and betting tips below.

Lincoln City v Colchester United Betting Odds*

Lincoln City 6/5
Draw 9/4
Colchester United 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 1st, 2019 at 11:04 a.m.)

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Lincoln City News and Form

Danny Cowley’s Lincoln City have been by far the most consistent team in the fourth tier this season. The Imps have won 23, drawn 16 and lost just six of their 45 games to book their place in next season’s League One. Along the way, Lincoln have scored 73 goals and shipped 33.

Despite recently being crowed League Two champions, Lincoln have taken their foot of the gas of late, failing to win any of their last four. Since their 2-0 victory at MK Dons a month back, City have picked up just two points from the last 12 on offer. Last weekend, Cowley’s side lost 1-0 to Newport County in South Wales, which was their second away reverse on the spin. Nevertheless, the Imps deserve a little hiccup after what has been a sensational campaign.

Strangely, six teams have picked up more home points this season. Lincoln have accumulated 43 points on their own patch, which is still a great return. Away from home is where the Imps have really shone, though, as City have won 12, drawn six and lost five of their 23 away fixtures, picking up 42 points along the way.

After going four games without a win, the newly crowned League Two champions will want to end their season with a home win on Saturday. The hosts are the favourites, with bet365 pricing them nicely at 6/5.

Lincoln City v Colchester United Head to Head

In the reverse game in Essex back in October, Colchester beat Lincoln 1-0 thanks to a Frankie Kent goal

Both teams have won two of the last four meetings

The U’s have not won at Lincoln since an old Division Three matchup way back in 1998

There has been only one draw in this fixture in the last nine meetings

 

Key-Facts – Lincoln City v Colchester United

  • Lincoln have drawn their past three at home
  • Colchester have lost three of their last four on the road
  • The Imps have been beaten just once at Sincil Bank in the league this season

 

Colchester United News and Form

After a 2-0 home win over MK Dons last weekend, Colchester United have given themselves a slim chance of gate-crashing the top-seven party on the final day. However, four other clubs are also still in the mix. Since falling to back-to-back losses to Oldham Athletic and Bury (both 2-0), The U’s have picked up seven points from their last three fixtures.

Colchester have struggled on the road lately, winning just one of their last five away from the Colchester Community Stadium. In their last away fixture, the Essex club drew 1-1 with Yeovil Town at Huish Park on Easter Monday.

Colchester will be desperate for all three points at Sincil Bank, but even a win will not be enough if results don’t go their way. It could be too little, too late in terms of a play-off spot for McGreal’s side.

Lincoln City v Colchester United Tips & Odds

Draw and both teams to score at 7/2
1-1 correct score at 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 1st, 2019 at 11:04 a.m.)

Lincoln City v Colchester United Predictions

Draw: Lincoln have without doubt eased up after gaining promotion to the third tier, which could give Colchester half a chance in the East Midlands. However, with the home team drawing each of their last three on their own patch, I can see the Imps ending their season with another stalemate at Sincil Bank. It could be worth backing the draw and both teams to score in this one.


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