FM Preview: Sheffield United v Colchester United 17 Sep 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th September 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sheffield United and Colchester United at 15:00 on 17th September 2011 in the League One.
History of the Sheffield United v Colchester United fixture
Sheffield United play host to Colchester United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 8 games played, Blades have recorded 4 wins, and Colchester United have come away with 2 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Sheffield United was just over four years ago, in August 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|1988/1989||Tue 31 Jan||Colchester U.||0 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Blades in those games, with 9 conceded.
Colchester United have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The U's's have scored 13 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.
Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 17 points from the 8 games they have played so far.
Colchester United see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 10 points from their 8 games played so far,
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Blades to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win
|Sheffield United||5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Colchester United||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here