FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rvs. face a trip to Colchester United at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 19 games played, Rovers have recorded 5 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LD2
2002/2003Sat 04 JanColchester U.2 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LD2
2002/2003Tue 13 AugTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LD2
2001/2002Sat 12 JanTranmere Rvs.0 - 0Colchester U.LD2
2001/2002Sat 18 AugColchester U.2 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LD2
1988/1989Fri 13 JanColchester U.2 - 3Tranmere Rvs.DIV4
1988/1989Fri 02 SepTranmere Rvs.0 - 0Colchester U.DIV4

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Colchester U. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Two, showing a record of 37 points from their 27 games played so far, Tranmere Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 35 points from their 27 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6222788
Tranmere Rvs.63309612

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Rovers to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Tranmere Rvs. take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Tranmere Rvs. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.