FM Preview: Colchester United v Sheffield Wednesday 14 Aug 2010

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History of the Colchester United v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. pack their bags to visit Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, The Owls have recorded 1 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 4 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Weston Homes Community Stadium was within the last three years, in March 2008, with Sheff. Wed. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the U's in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 11 MarColchester U.1 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 01 DecSheff. Wed.1 - 2Colchester U.CHMP
2006/2007Tue 13 MarSheff. Wed.2 - 0Colchester U.CHMP
2006/2007Wed 18 OctColchester U.4 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 19 MarColchester U.1 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 07 AugSheff. Wed.0 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 24 AprSheff. Wed.0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The The Owls's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Colchester U.'s 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sheff. Wed. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 3 points from 1 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6222988
Sheff. Wed.6222878

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Sheff. Wed. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Colchester U.. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.