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2018/19 prospects 19:31 - Jul 30 with 337 viewswessex_exile

Taken from https://www.thepunterspage.com/2018-2019-league-two-season-betting-preview-tips/ (and sourced from the OMB)

"Colchester (5/1) are a fairly young side but certainly one full of promise. Their academy is producing talent and manager John McGreal isn’t afraid to blood their youngsters into the starting line up. Frankie Kent, Tom Lapslie and Sammie Szmodics are all likely to play higher in the football pyramid in years to come. All three are under the age of 23 and all were regular starters last season – they’ll only improve. Szmodics is a player that I’ve kept tabs on ever since I saw him score a hat-trick against Bradford City in the FA Youth Cup a few seasons ago. He’s a clever player, great with the ball at his feet, good pace and a nice finisher; he could be key for the Essex side. Bournemouth were interested in the player but Colchester is a place were he will play regularly. I expect him to be one of the best players in the league this season.

In the transfer market, the U’s have added more of an attacking threat with Luke Norris coming from Swindon and Frank Nouble arriving from Newport – both were regular starters for league rivals last year. They also bought in Harry Pell from Cheltenham who chips in with his fair share of goals from midfield. Aaron Collins has been brought in on loan from Wolves and they still have Mikael Mandron. They have serious strength in depth going forward and will be a nightmare to defend against next season."

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2018/19 prospects on 20:26 - Jul 30 with 325 viewsmfb_cufc

For those who like a bet here is a big range of bets from Skybet for the coming season:-

20/1 Colchester to win League 2 (Each Way 1/5 the odds 1,2,3,4)

9/2 Colchester to be promoted.

15/8 Colchester to finish in the top 7.

2/5 Colchester to finish outside the top 7.

4/6 Colchester to finish in the top half. (A good bet if you can wait until May to collect your winnings)

6/5 Colchester to finish in the bottom half.

25/1 Colchester to win their opening three League Two games.

12/1 Colchester to lose their opening three League Two games.

10/3 Colchester to score 70+ league goals. (The one I like, and have put my money on)

5/1 Colchester to get 80+ points.

8/1 Colchester to be promoted and Cambridge bottom half finish.

20/1 Colchester to score 80+ league goals.

22/1 Colchester top 7 finish and Stevenage to be relegated.

60/1 Colchester to score 85+ league goals.

1/3 Colchester to finish higher than Yeovil

2/5 Colchester to finish higher than Crawley

4/9 Colchester to finish higher than Forest Green

1/2 Colchester to finish higher than Newport County

8/15 Colchester to finish higher than Cheltenham

8/15 Colchester to finish higher than Crewe

8/15 Colchester to finish higher than Grimsby

8/15 Colchester to finish higher than Stevenage

4/6 Colchester to finish higher than Carlisle

4/6 Colchester to finish higher than Oldham

4/6 Colchester to finish higher than Port Vale

4/6 Colchester to finish higher than Tranmere

4/5 Colchester to finish higher than Cambridge

4/5 Colchester to finish higher than Exeter

1/1 Colchester to finish higher than Bury

1/1 Colchester to finish higher than Swindon

11/10 Colchester to finish higher than Northampton

6/5 Colchester to finish higher than Lincoln

6/5 Colchester to finish higher than Mansfield

6/4 Colchester to finish higher than MK Dons

7/4 Colchester to finish higher than Notts County

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2018/19 prospects on 22:09 - Jul 30 with 309 viewswessex_exile

Nice work MFB - quite like the look of the odds for U’s to finish top 7 and Stevenage to be relegated! :-)


...if I were a betting man ;-)

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2018/19 prospects on 11:52 - Jul 31 with 273 viewsburnsieespana

Hope my confidence in automatic promotion is not misplaced but unlike most sides we have had the prerseason to work with the squad without new players coming in just before season starts.
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2018/19 prospects on 21:26 - Jul 31 with 229 viewsmfb_cufc

Some more bets of Colchester interest, this time from Bet365.

League 2 Top Goalscorer (Each Way 1/4 1-2-3-4)

25/1 Mikael Mandron
33/1 Luke Norris
66/1 Sammie Szmodics
100/1 Frank Nouble

My fancy for this market is Kieran Agard of MK Dons at 14/1. A class act for this league.


Top South East Club

1/1 MK Dons
7/2 Colchester
4/1 Cambridge United
13/2 Stevenage
8/1 Crawley

I think Colchester is good value here.

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