FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 08 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Colchester United fixture

Crystal Palace play host to Colchester United at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 14 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in August 1999, over five years ago, with Crystal Palace running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1999/2000Tue 24 AugCrystal Palace3-1Colchester U.LGEC
1999/2000Tue 10 AugColchester U.2 - 2Crystal PalaceLGEC
1975/1976Sat 10 JanColchester U.0 - 3Crystal PalaceLGE1
1975/1976Sat 30 AugCrystal Palace3 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
1975/1976Mon 25 AugColchester U.3 - 1Crystal PalaceLGEC
1975/1976Tue 19 AugCrystal Palace3 - 0Colchester U.LGEC
1974/1975Tue 25 MarCrystal Palace2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Colchester U. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. U's have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 21 matches. Colchester U.'s 31 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6222868
Colchester U.631212810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Crystal Palace at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Eagles will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 9 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Colchester U. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.