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History of the Colchester United v Rotherham United fixture

Colchester U. play host to Rotherham United at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was back in August 2000, over five years ago, with Rotherham U. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the U's in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 12 NovRotherham U.1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 23 SepRotherham U.1 - 0Colchester U.LGEC
2000/2001Tue 27 FebRotherham U.3 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Fri 18 AugColchester U.0-1Rotherham U.LGE1
1997/1998Fri 03 AprColchester U.2 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
1997/1998Sat 29 NovRotherham U.3 - 2Colchester U.LGE2
1988/1989Tue 28 FebColchester U.1 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rotherham U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Millers have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola League One, and have accumulated 75 points from the 44 games they have played so far. Rotherham U. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 51 points from 44 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.63218511
Rotherham U.632111711

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 Rotherham U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Rotherham U. 4 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.