FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 01 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Colchester United fixture

Derby County play host to Colchester United at Pride Park on Friday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Rams won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Derby County and Colchester U. at was way back in the black-and-white days of February 1977, the Rams carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 26 AugColchester U.4 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 28 JanColchester U.3 - 1Derby CountyFAC
1976/1977Wed 02 FebDerby County1-0Colchester U.FAC
1976/1977Sat 29 JanColchester U.1 - 1Derby CountyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to Derby County, Colchester U. are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the U's have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 63 points from 34 games. Colchester U.'s 52 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6213587
Colchester U.6222668

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County may be coming up against a decent side in Colchester U., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rams. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Colchester U. 8 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.