EFL Cup: Crawley vs Colchester




The eighth round of the English League Cup this year will continue with the match between Crawley and rival Colchester.  Crawley just got a 0-4 home defeat to Swindon in the round of League Two round 16.  With 20 points, this team is in 17th place after 16 rounds.  In the League Cup, Crawley surprised when he overcame big rivals like Stoke or Norwich to be in the 1/8 round.  Crawley's opponent is also a team from League Two is Colchester.  They just ended their 4-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Newport Co.  3 points have helped this team climb to 9th place on the table and close to the top.

In the League Cup, to be in the 1/8 round, Colchester defeated Swimdon, Crystal Palace and the Tottenham giant.  This is a match between two extremely talented teams when they play in League Two.  Crawley and Colchester understand that they cannot expect an easier opponent to find the ticket to the quarterfinals.  Therefore, an open battle of the two may be the main development of the first half of the next match.  The last 5 meetings between the two teams, Crawley won 2 and lost 3 to Colchester.  However, this will be a knockout cup match so the 2 coaches of the two teams will have to calculate.  Maybe the victory of this match was decided only in the second half and Colchester with better performance is more likely to win. 


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