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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 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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 25 FebBarnsley1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 13 AugColchester U.1-0BarnsleyLGE1
2004/2005Sat 30 AprBarnsley1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 07 DecColchester U.0 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
2003/2004Sat 10 JanColchester U.1 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
2003/2004Sat 09 AugBarnsley1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 22 MarBarnsley1 - 1Colchester 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.