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History of the Colchester United v Hartlepool United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 06 DecHartlepool U.0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 09 AprColchester U.1-1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2004/2005Mon 30 AugHartlepool U.2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 06 MarColchester U.1 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 20 DecHartlepool U.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
1997/1998Sat 03 JanColchester U.1 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE2
1997/1998Sat 16 AugHartlepool U.3 - 2Colchester 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6132346
Hartlepool U.6132696

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

Sequence statistics:
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.