Colchester U. face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The U's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 3 of the 22 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2009, with Colchester U. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Seagulls in a League One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Mon 08 Mar||Colchester U.||0 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Fri 11 Dec||Brighton & HA||1 - 2||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Mon 13 Apr||Colchester U.||0 - 1||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Brighton & HA||1 - 2||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Brighton & HA||2 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||Colchester U.||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 30 Mar||Colchester U.||1 - 4||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Seagulls, with 6 goals against.
Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the U's have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Brighton & HA are leading the way in the Npower League One, with their 24 games giving them a return of 46 points. Colchester U.'s 35 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Brighton & HA||6||4||1||1||14||5||13|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Seagulls, as the U's have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Brighton & HA||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Colchester U.||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|