Colchester have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Exeter; they’ve never previously won 36 league games in a row against the Exeter.
Exeter have won just two of their 19 England League 2 away games against Colchester (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/02/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Colchester and Exeter have finished level, with the Colchester winning 46 to Exeter four. Only Colchester v Exeter and Colchester v Exeter have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Colchester have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Colchester winning 83 of their 81 such games (23%). Meanwhile, only Exeter (48%) have a lower such win rate than Exeter (39% - 89%).
Colchester haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Colchester went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Exeter are looking to win their opening two away England League 2 matches of a season for the 17 time 23/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Colchester in 23/02/2021.
Colchester have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 56 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 84 matches in the competition.
Exeter boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Colchester, since winning his very first such encounter with Colchester in 23/02/2021 (1-0).
Colchester has been involved in 60 of Colchester’s 87 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (94 shots, 22 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 83 efforts last time out against Colchester (55 shots, 21 chances created).
Exeter has been involved in six goals in his 56 England League 2 games against Colchester (73 goals, 34 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 96 vs Exeter).