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 16 games played, U's have recorded 7 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 3 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was less than a year ago, in August 2005, the U's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory 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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Feb||Barnsley||1 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||Colchester U.||1-0||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Apr||Barnsley||1 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Tue 07 Dec||Colchester U.||0 - 2||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Colchester U.||1 - 1||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Barnsley||1 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Barnsley||1 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Colchester United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the U's score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.
Barnsley's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Tykes, and 6 goals against.
Colchester U. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 2 matches. Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 3 points from their 2 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Colchester U. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Barnsley will prove too much for the homesters. Away win
|Colchester U.||5 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Barnsley||3 successive away victories.|
4 games since last away draw.