FootyMAD's Carlisle United match preview

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History of the Carlisle United v Colchester United fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctColchester U.5 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE1
1996/1997Sun 20 AprCarlisle Utd.0 - 0Colchester U.ASSM
1996/1997Sat 18 JanColchester U.1 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2
1996/1997Tue 01 OctCarlisle Utd.3 - 0Colchester U.LGE2
1994/1995Sat 29 AprColchester U.0 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2
1994/1995Sat 15 OctCarlisle Utd.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE2
1993/1994Sat 07 MayCarlisle Utd.2 - 0Colchester 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.632111811
Colchester U.64209414

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

Sequence statistics:
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.