FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 27th April 2007
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Stoke City take on Colchester United in a Championship match on Saturday 28th April 2007 at 15:00.
Stoke City play host to Colchester United at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. Of the 4 previous meetings, 2 have been drawn, and 2 won by the Potters.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in September 2001, over five years ago, with Stoke City running out comfortable 3-0 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Dec||Colchester U.||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City 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 Potters in those games, with 6 conceded.
Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the U's have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 69 points from their 44 games so far. Colchester U.'s 69 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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 ...
Potters go into their game against Colchester U. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Colchester U.||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
7 games since last defeat.
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