FM Preview: Sheffield United v Colchester United 17 Sep 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

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

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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.

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