FootyMAD's Leeds United match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Leeds United v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. pack their bags to visit Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The previous match played between the two at Elland Road was within the last three years, in November 2006, with Leeds Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 09 AprColchester U.2 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 11 NovLeeds Utd.3 - 0Colchester U.CHMP
1977/1978Wed 26 OctLeeds Utd.4 - 0Colchester U.LGEC
1970/1971Sat 13 FebColchester U.3 - 2Leeds Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Leeds United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Whites, with 6 goals against.

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. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Leeds Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 32 points from their 19 games so far. Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 19 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leeds Utd.620412106
Colchester U.6204586

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Whites. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Leeds Utd. Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Colchester U. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.