FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 01 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Colchester United fixture

Cardiff City are ready to welcome Colchester United to Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 10 previous games, with the Bluebirds winning just 4.

The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was more than three years back, in April 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 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:
2006/2007Sat 04 NovColchester U.3 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Bluebirds, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Cardiff City, Colchester U. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. U's have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Cardiff City are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 37 points from the 20 games they have played so far. Colchester U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 30 from their 20 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6213487
Colchester U.631213910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City may be coming up against a decent side in Colchester U., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Colchester U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.