FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 15th December 2006
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Colchester United take on Stoke City in a Championship match on Saturday 16th December 2006 at 15:00.
Stoke City travel to take on Colchester United at Layer Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 3 of the previous 4 occasions.
The last time the two teams met at Colchester U. was just over four years ago, in March 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League Division Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2001/2002||Tue 05 Mar||Colchester U.||1 - 3||Stoke City||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Wed 26 Sep||Stoke City||3 - 0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 03 Mar||Stoke City||3 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 30 Sep||Colchester U.||0 - 1||Stoke City||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 19 Feb||Colchester U.||1 - 0||Stoke City||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 27 Nov||Stoke City||1 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 23 Jan||Stoke City||3 - 3||Colchester U.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Colchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, U's have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 2.
The Potters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Potters, and 1 goals against.
Colchester U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 34 points from their 22 games so far. Stoke City's total of 37 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Potters could well see them head back from Layer Road Ground with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Colchester U.||Won 8 successive home games.|
14 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Stoke City||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
8 games since last defeat.
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