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History of the Colchester United v Sunderland fixture

Colchester U. prepare to entertain Sunderland at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, for the first time in their history, and will be hoping to give their new opponents the runaround.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 18 NovSunderland3 - 1Colchester U.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the U's score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. The The Black Cats have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Colchester U.'s 66 points from 43 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sunderland are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 43 games giving them a return of 82 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.641111513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Sunderland running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Sunderland 4 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.