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History of the Colchester United v Derby County fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Derby County at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. Of the two previous meetings, the U's have won one and drawn one.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was less than a year ago, in January 2006, with Colchester U. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 28 JanColchester U.3-1Derby CountyFAC
1976/1977Wed 02 FebDerby County1 - 0Colchester U.FAC
1976/1977Sat 29 JanColchester U.1 - 1Derby CountyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the U's score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 0 points from their 4 games thus far. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 5 points from their 4 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6015381
Derby County6222578

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Derby County 5 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.