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History of the Walsall v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 24 games played, U's have recorded 6 wins, and Walsall have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2004, the Saddlers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 25 JanColchester U.5 - 0WalsallLGE1
2004/2005Sat 09 OctWalsall2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 10 MarWalsall0 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2000/2001Fri 06 OctColchester U.0 - 2WalsallLGE1
1998/1999Sat 10 AprColchester U.1 - 0WalsallLGE1
1998/1999Tue 20 OctWalsall1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
1994/1995Sat 01 AprWalsall2 - 0Colchester U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Walsall are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Saddlers, with 3 goals against.

Colchester U.'s away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the U's, and 6 goals against.

Walsall see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League One, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far, Colchester U.'s total of 43 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Colchester U.650111415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Colchester U. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Walsall. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Colchester U. 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.