Colchester U. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Layer Road Ground on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The U's are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 4 of the 23 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was just last season, in April 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 06 Dec||Hartlepool U.||0 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Colchester U.||1-1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Mon 30 Aug||Hartlepool U.||2 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Mar||Colchester U.||1 - 2||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Dec||Hartlepool U.||0 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Sat 03 Jan||Colchester U.||1 - 2||Hartlepool U.||LGE2|
|1997/1998||Sat 16 Aug||Hartlepool U.||3 - 2||Colchester U.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Colchester United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
The away form of Hartlepool U. is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Pools have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Colchester U. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 65 points from 40 games. Hartlepool U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola League One with a return of just 45 points from their 40 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Colchester U. are not exactly setting the world alight at Layer Road Ground at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Hartlepool U. in this game. Home Win
|Colchester U.||Not won in the 4 most recent games.|
|Hartlepool U.||Not won in previous 10 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.