FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

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History of the Gillingham v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, U's have recorded 11 wins, and Gillingham have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in an (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 01 SepGillingham1 - 1Colchester U.ASSM
2009/2010Tue 18 AugColchester U.2 - 1GillinghamLGE1
2008/2009Tue 07 OctGillingham0 - 1Colchester U.ASSM
2008/2009Tue 12 AugGillingham0 - 1Colchester U.LGEC
2005/2006Sat 26 NovColchester U.5 - 0GillinghamLGE1
2005/2006Sat 06 AugGillingham2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 25 MarColchester U.2 - 1GillinghamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the The Gills score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The U's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. While the U's have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Gillingham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 26 points from 25 matches. Colchester U. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 45 points from 24 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Colchester U. 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.