FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

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 20 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 less than a year ago, in January 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 31 JanColchester U.1 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 30 AugTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 04 JanColchester U.2 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2002/2003Tue 13 AugTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2001/2002Sat 12 JanTranmere Rvs.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2001/2002Sat 18 AugColchester U.2 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
1988/1989Fri 13 JanColchester U.2 - 3Tranmere Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The U's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Tranmere Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Colchester U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 20 points from their 14 games so far. Tranmere Rvs.'s total of 23 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6132786
Tranmere Rvs.622211108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tranmere Rvs. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Colchester U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Tranmere Rvs. Undefeated in last 5 away games.