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History of the Colchester United v Northampton Town fixture

Colchester U. are ready to welcome Northampton Town to Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The U's are clearly on top, having won 21 and lost only 8 of the 36 games.

The previous match played between the two at Weston Homes Community Stadium was more than three years back, in November 2005, as the U's squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in an (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 29 NovNorthampton1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Wed 23 NovColchester U.3-2NorthamptonASSM
2003/2004Tue 20 JanNorthampton2 - 3Colchester U.ASSM
2002/2003Tue 04 MarColchester U.2 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
2002/2003Tue 17 SepNorthampton4 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2001/2002Wed 26 DecNorthampton2 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2001/2002Sat 08 SepColchester U.3 - 1NorthamptonLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Cobblers have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U.'s 36 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Northampton's 33 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Its a close one to call, but I think that U's's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Northampton. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Northampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.