FM Preview: Leyton Orient v Colchester United 03 Jan 2011

Last updated : 02 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Leyton Orient v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Leyton Orient at Matchroom Stadium on Monday 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 10 and win only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, with Colchester U. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the O's in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 02 NovColchester U.3 - 2Leyton OrientLGE1
2009/2010Sat 08 MayColchester U.1 - 0Leyton OrientLGE1
2009/2010Sat 10 OctLeyton Orient0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2009/2010Tue 11 AugColchester U.1 - 2Leyton OrientLGEC
2008/2009Sat 11 AprLeyton Orient2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2008/2009Sun 28 DecColchester U.1 - 0Leyton OrientLGE1
2008/2009Sat 08 NovColchester U.0 - 1Leyton OrientFAC

Recent respective form guides

Leyton Orient are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the O's, with 7 goals against.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Leyton Orient are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 20 matches. Colchester U.'s 31 points from 20 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
Leyton Orient623115139
Colchester U.6222898

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for U's could well see them head back from Matchroom Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Leyton Orient Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Colchester U. Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.