FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 03 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Colchester United v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Colchester United at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 24 AugColchester U.0 - 2Cardiff CityLGEC
2002/2003Sat 19 AprCardiff City0 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Fri 20 DecColchester U.1 - 2Cardiff CityLGE1
2001/2002Sat 06 AprColchester U.0 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
2001/2002Tue 20 NovCardiff City1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1999/2000Fri 17 MarCardiff City3 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
1999/2000Tue 23 NovColchester U.0 - 3Cardiff CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the U's, with 6 goals against.

The Bluebirds 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 games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, and 5 goals against.

Colchester U.'s 21 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Cardiff City are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 15 games giving them a return of 33 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.63129410
Cardiff City641111513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City 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. Won 5 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Cardiff City 5 games since last away draw.