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History of the Colchester United v Port Vale fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Port Vale at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The U's are clearly on top, winning 62.50% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Layer Road Ground was just last season, in October 2004, the U's carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 SepPort Vale0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 08 MarPort Vale0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 02 OctColchester U.2-1Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Tue 24 FebColchester U.1 - 4Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Sat 23 AugPort Vale4 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 01 MarColchester U.4 - 1Port ValeLGE1
2002/2003Sat 14 SepPort Vale1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, U's have rattled up an impressive 19 goals, and conceded 7.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Colchester U. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola League One, and have accumulated 49 points from the 27 games they have played so far. Port Vale's 36 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.650112515
Port Vale63219611

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. may be coming up against a decent side in Port Vale, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the U's. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Won 8 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Port Vale Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.