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History of the Tranmere Rovers v Colchester United fixture

Tranmere Rvs. prepare to entertain Colchester United at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Rovers have recorded 10 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Prenton Park was just last season, in August 2003, 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:
2004/2005Sat 23 OctColchester U.1 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Rovers, with 4 goals against.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The U's's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Tranmere Rvs. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 57 points from 31 games. Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 35 points from their 29 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Tranmere Rvs.62311069
Colchester U.6213767

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tranmere Rvs. may be coming up against a decent side in Colchester U., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rovers. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Tranmere Rvs. 4 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Colchester U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.