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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Sep||Port Vale||0 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Tue 08 Mar||Port Vale||0 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Colchester U.||2-1||Port Vale||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Tue 24 Feb||Colchester U.||1 - 4||Port Vale||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Port Vale||4 - 3||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Mar||Colchester U.||4 - 1||Port Vale||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Sep||Port Vale||1 - 0||Colchester 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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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
|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.