FREESCORING in their early matches this season, Town’s goals have dried up a touch across the last four games, in which they have notched just twice and accrued only two points.

Lee Clark’s side face their second tricky away trip in five days as they seek to snap their winless sequence at Colchester United.

And the bookmakers expect Town to suffer the same fate as they did on Tuesday, when they returned empty-handed from Walsall.

The hosts, who lie in fourth place, are Betdaq’s 11/8 favourites for the points, while Town can be backed at as high as 2/1 with Victor Chandler.

Nevertheless, as the pair have shared the spoils in five of their last six meetings, some punters might fancy a modest speculation on the 12/5 that Betfred chalk against the stalemate.

Town’s last visit to Colchester ended goalless and a repeat of that could prove popular at 10/1 (Sportingbet) in light of Town’s scoring struggles.

However a flutter on Ladbrokes’s 11/2 posted against a 1-1 scoreline seems to stand a better chance of success and the same can be said of the 4/1 that Stan James offer for the contest to be level at the end of each half.

Aided by a mythical goal start in the handicaps, Lee Clark’s charges are priced by bet365 at 4/7, a wager that will be profitable should Town steer clear of another defeat.

But optimistic fans might seek to back their side to prevail outright and for them, Sportingbet offer 17/2 for a 1-0 away win.

Also of interest to travelling supporters could be’s quote of 11/2 for Town to land the three points having drawn the first half, Boylesports’ 6/1 for Theo Robinson (pictured) to open the scoring and the 10/1 available at Partybets for a 2-1 Town triumph.

Clark’s side, meanwhile, are 4/1 (bet365) to edge it by a one-goal margin and 2/5 with Partybets just to find the net.

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