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History of the Colchester United v Gillingham fixture

Colchester U. play host to Gillingham at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 33 games played, U's have recorded 12 wins, and Gillingham have come away with 7 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was back in March 2000, over five years ago, the U's carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugGillingham2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 25 MarColchester U.2-1GillinghamLGE1
1999/2000Sun 26 DecGillingham2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 20 FebGillingham1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 12 SepColchester U.1 - 1GillinghamLGE1
1995/1996Tue 16 AprColchester U.1 - 1GillinghamLGE2
1995/1996Sat 02 SepGillingham0 - 1Colchester U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 19 goals for the U's, with 10 goals against.

The away form of Gillingham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Gills have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League One, picking up 27 points from their 18 games so far. Gillingham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.651020816
Gillingham62138117

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the U's being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Gillingham Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 15 away matches.