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History of the Colchester United v Preston North End fixture

Colchester U. play host to Preston North End at Layer Road Ground on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was back in November 1999, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecPreston N.E.1 - 0Colchester U.CHMP
1999/2000Tue 07 MarPreston N.E.2 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 06 NovColchester U.2-2Preston N.E.LGE1
1998/1999Fri 02 AprColchester U.1 - 0Preston N.E.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 17 OctPreston N.E.2 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
1995/1996Sat 17 FebPreston N.E.2 - 0Colchester U.LGE2
1995/1996Tue 12 SepColchester U.2 - 2Preston N.E.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, U's have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The North End's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Colchester U.'s 44 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Preston N.E. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 53 points from 29 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.62131097
Preston N.E.65019415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Preston N.E. will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Preston N.E. 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.