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History of the Colchester United v Barnsley fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Barnsley at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 13 games played, U's have recorded 6 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was just last season, in October 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugBarnsley1 - 0Colchester U.LD2
2002/2003Sat 22 MarBarnsley1 - 1Colchester U.LD2
2002/2003Tue 29 OctColchester U.1-1BarnsleyLD2
2001/2002Tue 11 SepColchester U.1 - 3BarnsleyLC
1980/1981Tue 07 AprBarnsley3 - 0Colchester U.DIV3
1980/1981Sat 11 OctColchester U.2 - 2BarnsleyDIV3
1979/1980Sat 16 FebBarnsley1 - 2Colchester U.DIV3

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Tykes have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Tykes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Colchester U.'s 36 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Barnsley are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 40 points from 24 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are starting to turn Layer Road Ground into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Barnsley Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.