FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 14th March 2008
The game between Colchester United and Cardiff City in the Championship on Saturday, 15th March 2008 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Cardiff City 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 12 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 5 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 6 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, with Colchester U. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Dec||Cardiff City||4 - 1||Colchester U.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 02 Dec||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Colchester U.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 04 Nov||Colchester U.||3 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 24 Aug||Colchester U.||0 - 2||Cardiff City||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 3||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Fri 20 Dec||Colchester U.||1 - 2||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 06 Apr||Colchester U.||0 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Colchester United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While U's have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Colchester U. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 37 games have yielded only 32 points. Cardiff City's 48 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bluebirds of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Layer Road Ground with Cardiff City coasting to victory. Away win
|Colchester U.||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||4 games since last defeat.|
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