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History of the Colchester United v Oldham Athletic fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Oldham Athletic at Layer Road Ground on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 13 games played, U's have recorded 5 wins, and Oldham Ath. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was just last season, in December 2003, the U's carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepOldham Ath.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 MarOldham Ath.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 DecColchester U.2-1Oldham Ath.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 08 MarOldham Ath.2 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 21 SepColchester U.0 - 1Oldham Ath.LGE1
2001/2002Sat 02 MarOldham Ath.4 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2001/2002Tue 18 SepColchester U.2 - 1Oldham Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The U's's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Oldham Ath.'s away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Latics's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Colchester U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 24 matches. Oldham Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.62131197
Oldham Ath.6312121010

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Layer Road Ground for the U's and the Madmen are unable to see past Oldham Ath. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Oldham Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.