FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol Rovers v Colchester United fixture

Bristol Rvs. play host to Colchester United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Pirates have a healthy record in the fixture, winning 7 from 11 meetings.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rvs. was back in April 2001, over five years ago, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:
2008/2009Sat 04 OctColchester U.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 8 conceded.

The U's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches. Colchester U.'s 35 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6213897
Colchester U.63217411

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rvs. 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:
Bristol Rvs. No sequences of note
Colchester U. 6 games since last defeat.