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History of the Colchester United v Stockport County fixture

Colchester U. play host to Stockport County at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 15 of the 21 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was just over four years ago, in August 2004, as the U's squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 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:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctStockport Co.1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 12 MarStockport Co.1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 10 AugColchester U.3-2Stockport Co.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 02 MarColchester U.2 - 1Stockport Co.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 21 OctStockport Co.1 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 01 FebStockport Co.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 10 AugColchester U.1 - 0Stockport Co.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

Stockport Co. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Hatters's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Colchester U.'s 42 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Stockport Co. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 51 from their 32 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.6213457
Stockport Co.631210710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Stockport Co. 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.