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History of the Colchester United v Luton Town fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Luton Town at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 9 previous games, with the U's winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was just last season, in December 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecLuton Town2 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 07 FebLuton Town1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Fri 26 DecColchester U.1-1Luton TownLGE1
2002/2003Mon 21 AprColchester U.0 - 5Luton TownLGE1
2002/2003Sat 14 DecLuton Town1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 31 MarColchester U.3 - 1Luton TownLGE1
2000/2001Sat 16 DecLuton Town0 - 3Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The U's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Luton Town's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Hatters, and 6 goals against.

Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 26 matches. Luton Town are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League One, with their 27 games giving them a return of 57 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6222758
Luton Town6231979

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the U's at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Hatters come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Luton Town Undefeated in last 3 away games.