FM Preview: Colchester United v Sheffield United 13 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Colchester United v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening,

The last time the two teams met at Colchester United was just over four years ago, in February 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Colchester U. 2-2 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Colchester U. Championship
2005/2006 Sat 07 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Colchester U. F.A. Cup
2003/2004 Sun 15 Feb Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Colchester U. F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Wed 27 Sep Colchester U. 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League Cup
2000/2001 Tue 19 Sep Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Colchester U. League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with 4 conceded.

Sheffield United have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the The Blades, and 9 goals against.

Colchester United's 48 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 68 points from the 35 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Colchester United 6 2 3 1 8 4 9
Sheffield United 6 3 0 3 10 9 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Colchester United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Colchester United Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Sheffield United 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 23 outings ago.

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