FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 17 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Colchester United v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. face a trip to Colchester United at Layer Road Ground on Wednesday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Half the previous contests have ended with a drawn game, but unfortunately the other half have ended in a defeat for the The Owls.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2003/2004Sat 15 NovColchester U.3 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1979/1980Sat 02 FebSheff. Wed.3 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
1979/1980Sat 15 SepColchester U.0 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1978/1979Sat 18 NovColchester U.1 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with 7 conceded.

Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Owls's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Colchester U. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 14 points from their 11 games played so far, Sheff. Wed. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 11 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.63216411
Sheff. Wed.6123575

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Colchester U. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.