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History of the Colchester United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. travel to take on Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was back in October 2000, over five years ago, the U's carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Sat 14 AprBristol Rvs.2 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Tue 24 OctColchester U.2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 08 JanColchester U.5 - 4Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 11 DecBristol Rvs.2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 30 JanBristol Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1998/1999Mon 28 DecColchester U.0 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1967/1968Sat 23 DecColchester U.2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. U's have conceded a disappointing 12 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Bristol Rvs. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Pirates have hit 10 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 8 matches. Bristol Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 9 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.62137117
Bristol Rvs.60248152

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the U's, as the Pirates have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Bristol Rvs. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.