FM Preview: Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers 23 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rovers face a trip to Colchester United at Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Rovers have recorded 7 wins, and Colchester United have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Community Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2012, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 01 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 4 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Colchester U. 4-2 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 19 Mar Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Colchester U. 3 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr Colchester U. 1 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Colchester U. League One

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Recent respective form guides

Colchester United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While U's have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Tranmere Rovers's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rovers have hit 4 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester United are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 32 points from their 32 games thus far.

Tranmere Rovers's total of 56 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Colchester United 6 3 0 3 7 8 9
Tranmere Rovers 6 1 0 5 4 10 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Rovers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Colchester United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Colchester United 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 18 .
Tranmere Rovers 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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