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History of the Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Colchester U. are ready to welcome Tranmere Rovers to Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 22 games played, U's have recorded 9 wins, and Tranmere Rvs. have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Weston Homes Community Stadium was within the last three years, in April 2006, the U's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory 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:
2008/2009Fri 26 SepTranmere Rvs.3 - 4Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Mon 17 AprColchester U.1-0Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 22 OctTranmere Rvs.0 - 0Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 12 FebTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 23 OctColchester U.1 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 31 JanColchester U.1 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 30 AugTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

The away form of Tranmere Rvs. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Rovers have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Colchester U.'s 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Tranmere Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 37 from their 23 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.63126510
Tranmere Rvs.6213797

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are not exactly setting the world alight at Weston Homes Community Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Tranmere Rvs. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Tranmere Rvs. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.