CHELTENHAM TOWN - COLCHESTER UNITED
Martin "mad dog" Allen has got his Cheltenham side playing with some fire in their bellies and their only defeat in the four starts since he took charge, came away to high flying Millwall. They have scored 7 goals in that run and in Owusu, Hayles and on loan Stuart Fleetwood, have three strikers who at least know where the goal is. The last named is still looking to establish himself as a league marksman, after taking the BSP by storm last year, with 28 goals in 41 games an incredible strike rate. Allen is an old hand at these relegation battles, which Town are already in and knows that home form is key, especially when facing a fellow struggler. United are in freefall at present and have lost 4 from 5, failing to score in all of those losses. I discussed recently how few chances they are creating, just 27 attempts on target all season, which is about half of the number that Town have managed. Visitors are still looking for a new coach, are without three key players today and they are not a team to be backing at present.
6.5 points Cheltenham level ball 2.07 asian line.