FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 04 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Colchester United v Brentford fixture

Brentford face a trip to Colchester United at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 28 games played, Bees have recorded 9 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 DecBrentford1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Mon 12 AprBrentford3 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 30 SepColchester U.1 - 1BrentfordLGE1
2002/2003Tue 11 MarBrentford1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 24 AugColchester U.0 - 1BrentfordLGE1
2001/2002Sat 02 FebColchester U.1 - 1BrentfordLGE1
2001/2002Sat 29 SepBrentford4 - 1Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Bees have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Bees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 34 matches. Brentford's 51 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Brentford are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Colchester U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Brentford Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.