Colchester U. travel to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park 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 9 and win only 3 of the 14 games.
The last time the two teams met at Carlisle Utd. was more than a decade ago, in October 1996, with Carlisle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Colchester U.||5 - 0||Carlisle Utd.||LGE1|
|1996/1997||Sun 20 Apr||Carlisle Utd.||0 - 0||Colchester U.||ASSM|
|1996/1997||Sat 18 Jan||Colchester U.||1 - 1||Carlisle Utd.||LGE2|
|1996/1997||Tue 01 Oct||Carlisle Utd.||3 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Sat 29 Apr||Colchester U.||0 - 1||Carlisle Utd.||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Sat 15 Oct||Carlisle Utd.||0 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE2|
|1993/1994||Sat 07 May||Carlisle Utd.||2 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Carlisle United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Cumbrians in those games, with 7 conceded.
The U's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.
Carlisle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 27 matches. Colchester U.'s 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
U's's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Carlisle Utd., believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Carlisle Utd.||7 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Colchester U.||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.