FootyMAD's Swindon Town match preview

History of the Swindon Town v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Swindon Town at County Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The U's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 5 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2002, 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:
2003/2004Fri 15 AugColchester U.0 - 1Swindon TownLD2
2002/2003Sat 29 MarColchester U.1 - 0Swindon TownLD2
2002/2003Sat 12 OctSwindon Town2 - 2Colchester U.LD2
2001/2002Wed 30 JanColchester U.1 - 3Swindon TownLD2
2001/2002Tue 16 OctColchester U.1 - 0Swindon TownAM
2001/2002Sat 01 SepSwindon Town1 - 0Colchester U.LD2
2000/2001Tue 20 MarColchester U.0 - 1Swindon TownLD2

Recent respective form guides

Swindon Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Robins in those games, with 6 conceded.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the U's have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swindon Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Two, picking up 38 points from their 26 games so far. Colchester U.'s 37 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town63129810
Colchester U.6141457

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Robins, as the U's have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Swindon Town 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Colchester U. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.