FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Colchester United 05 Feb 2011

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History of the Hartlepool United v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, 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 14 and win only 6 of the 26 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Hartlepool U. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 20 NovColchester U.3 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 17 AprHartlepool U.3 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 19 SepColchester U.2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 28 FebColchester U.1 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 09 AugHartlepool U.4 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 11 AprColchester U.2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 06 DecHartlepool U.0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pools in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Colchester U. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. U's have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far, Colchester U.'s 38 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.60242142
Colchester U.6213497

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Colchester U. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Hartlepool U.. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Colchester U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.