FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 10 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Colchester United fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Colchester United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, beating their opponents 4 times from 7 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in January 2006, with Colchester U. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Blades in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 07 JanSheff. Utd.1-2Colchester U.FAC
2003/2004Sun 15 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 0Colchester U.FAC
2000/2001Wed 27 SepColchester U.0 - 1Sheff. Utd.LGEC
2000/2001Tue 19 SepSheff. Utd.3 - 0Colchester U.LGEC
1988/1989Tue 31 JanColchester U.0 - 2Sheff. Utd.FAC
1988/1989Sat 28 JanSheff. Utd.3 - 3Colchester U.FAC
1981/1982Sat 06 FebColchester U.5 - 2Sheff. Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 6 conceded.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the U's have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6213687
Colchester U.631210810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Colchester U. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.