FM Preview: Oldham Athletic v Colchester United 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Oldham Athletic v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, U's have recorded 3 wins, and Oldham Ath. have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 20 FebColchester U.1 - 0Oldham Ath.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 21 NovOldham Ath.2 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 07 MarOldham Ath.0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 30 AugColchester U.2 - 2Oldham Ath.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 11 MarOldham Ath.1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 27 AugColchester U.0 - 0Oldham Ath.LGE1
2004/2005Mon 03 JanColchester U.0 - 0Oldham Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Oldham Athletic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the Latics score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Colchester U. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Oldham Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 17 points from their 11 games so far. Colchester U.'s 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oldham Ath.62229108
Colchester U.6132696

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the U's to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Colchester U. take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Oldham Ath. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Colchester U. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.