FM Preview: Colchester United v Peterborough United 28 Jan 2011

Last updated : 27 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Colchester United v Peterborough United fixture

Peterborough face a trip to Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played, Posh have recorded 10 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in April 2009, with Peterborough inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the U's in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 AprColchester U.0 - 1PeterboroughLGE1
2008/2009Sat 22 NovPeterborough2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 05 JanColchester U.1 - 3PeterboroughFAC
2004/2005Fri 25 MarPeterborough0 - 3Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 14 AugColchester U.2 - 1PeterboroughLGE1
2003/2004Sat 27 MarColchester U.0 - 0PeterboroughLGE1
2003/2004Sat 20 SepPeterborough1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Peterborough have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Posh have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester U.'s 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Peterborough's total of 39 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.

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

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

Nothing appears to be going right for the Posh out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Colchester U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Colchester U. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Peterborough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.