FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Colchester United 01 Mar 2011

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The U's have crashed to defeat in more than half of the matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2010, as the Pirates edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 27 FebBristol Rvs.3 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 05 DecColchester U.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 24 JanBristol Rvs.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 04 OctColchester U.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 14 AprBristol Rvs.2 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Tue 24 OctColchester U.2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 08 JanColchester U.5 - 4Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Colchester U. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. U's have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 30 points from their 32 games thus far. Colchester U.'s 45 points from 32 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:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.61056143
Colchester U.6213677

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the U's out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bristol Rvs.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Colchester U. Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.