FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

History of the Chesterfield v Colchester United fixture

Chesterfield prepare to entertain Colchester United at Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Spireites have recorded 8 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Ground was less than a year ago, in March 2004, with Colchester U. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Spireites in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 23 MarChesterfield1-2Colchester U.LD2
2003/2004Sat 25 OctColchester U.1 - 0ChesterfieldLD2
2002/2003Tue 18 MarChesterfield0 - 4Colchester U.LD2
2002/2003Fri 18 OctColchester U.2 - 0ChesterfieldLD2
2001/2002Sat 19 JanColchester U.1 - 2ChesterfieldLD2
2001/2002Sat 11 AugChesterfield3 - 6Colchester U.LD2
1999/2000Fri 03 DecColchester U.1 - 0ChesterfieldLD2

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Chesterfield's 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Colchester U. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League One, with their 3 games giving them a return of 9 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chesterfield63125410
Colchester U.650111515

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chesterfield are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Colchester U. 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.