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History of the Bristol City v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. pack their bags to visit Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday 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 previous match played between the two at Ashton Gate Stadium was within the last three years, in September 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 17 JanColchester U.3 - 2Bristol CityLGE1
2005/2006Sat 03 SepBristol City0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 19 FebColchester U.0 - 2Bristol CityLGE1
2004/2005Sat 30 OctBristol City0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 27 JanBristol City1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 26 AugColchester U.2 - 1Bristol CityLGE1
2002/2003Sat 08 FebBristol City1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the U's have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 26 games. Colchester U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 25 points from their 26 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol City64029912
Colchester U.61236105

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Colchester U. not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Bristol City will ease to victory over the U's. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Colchester U. 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.