FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Colchester United 19 Mar 2011

Footymad preview History of the Tranmere Rovers v Colchester United fixture

Tranmere Rovers prepare to entertain Colchester United at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 25 games played, Rovers have recorded 10 wins, and Colchester United have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Prenton Park was just last season, in September 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2008/2009 Tue 10 Feb Colchester U. 0 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2008/2009 Fri 26 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 3 - 4 Colchester U. League One
2005/2006 Mon 17 Apr Colchester U. 1 - 0 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Sat 22 Oct Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 0 Colchester U. League One

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Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Colchester United is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. U's have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Tranmere Rovers find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 39 points from their 35 matches.

Colchester United see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 48 points from their 36 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Tranmere Rovers 6 0 2 4 3 8 2
Colchester United 6 1 1 4 4 9 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Tranmere Rovers at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Rovers will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Tranmere Rovers Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Colchester United 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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