Sky Bet Preview: Colchester United

Vale travel face Colchester United away from home this weekend, and according to Sky Bet, Neil Aspin's men go into the clash as underdogs.

The Valiants are priced at 5/2 to come away from Essex with all three points, whilst the U's are favourites at 23/20. Meanwhile, a draw is available at 9/4 if you think nothing will separate the two teams.

You can get odds of 9/2 for a repeat of the 1-1 draw which saw Vale earn a point at the Jobserve Community Stadium back in December, or 14/1 is the price for a 2-2 stalemate - the result at Vale Park in January. 

If you are feeling optimistic and you fancy Vale to follow on from their 3-0 win over Cambridge United with a victory by the same scoreline, odds of 40/1 can be found.

In the goal scoring market, Tom Pope (5/1) and Ricky Miller (11/2) are the favourites to score the opening goal of the game. Pope is also ranked at 10/1 to score another brace, whilst you can get a price of 15/2 for both of Vale's strikers to score inside 90 minutes.

With the Valiants keeping a clean sheet on the opening day, odds of 11/4 are on offer for Scott Brown to be unbeaten once more. 

Match specials are being offered too, with Vale to score two or more goals in the first half (10/1) and Vale to find the net in the opening ten minutes (17/2) available.

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