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History of the Walsall v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. pack their bags to visit Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, U's have recorded 7 wins, and Walsall have come away with 13 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Banks's Stadium was more than three years back, in January 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 15 NovColchester U.0 - 2WalsallLGE1
2005/2006Tue 14 FebColchester U.0 - 0WalsallLGE1
2005/2006Sat 14 JanWalsall0 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Walsall have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Saddlers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The U's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Walsall's 37 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Colchester U.'s 42 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

U's's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Walsall, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Colchester U. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.