Currently being at the 2nd spot in the group, and one match less compared to the leading West Ham U21, Ipswich is certainly approaching this EFL Trophy encounter eager to record their second victory in the campaign.
They made a setback last Saturday at home against Oldham in an FA Cup encounter when they come with a 1:1 draw, but generally speaking, are appearing quite potent this season in all competitions, and if anything, they can definitely rely on their offense to do the job in the upcoming clash.
Midfielders Nollan (no performance so far), Fraser (11/1) and Carrol (5/0) are out injured, with a couple of more doubtful.
Colchester, on the other side, didn’t let any surprises occur in their last FA Cup appearance on the road against underdogs from Sudbury, as they completely outplayed them and deservedly celebrated with a 0:4 victory.
Their latest League Two performance was encouraging, as they come out victorious at home against Scunthorpe 2:1, and can definitely be dangerous if provided with an opportunity.
Midfielder Judge (9/1) is injured, with defender Clampin (4/0) being unlikely to play too.
More to them than meets the eye
These two are coming from different leagues and Ipswich is logically considered a strong favorite, but as mentioned above, Colchester is definitely capable to spice this one to a certain level, possibly even surprise, so opting for a high number of goals from both sides is seeming like the best bet in my opinion.