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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 20 Nov||Colchester U.||3 - 2||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Apr||Hartlepool U.||3 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Sat 19 Sep||Colchester U.||2 - 0||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Feb||Colchester U.||1 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 Aug||Hartlepool U.||4 - 2||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Tue 11 Apr||Colchester U.||2 - 0||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Tue 06 Dec||Hartlepool U.||0 - 1||Colchester 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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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
|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.