FM Preview: Walsall v Colchester United 27 Mar 2012

Last updated : 26 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Walsall v Colchester United fixture

Walsall prepare to entertain Colchester United at Banks's Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saddlers are clearly on top, winning 51.72% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Banks's Stadium was just last season, in September 2010, with Colchester United inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Saddlers in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Colchester U. 1 - 0 Walsall League One
2010/2011 Sat 19 Feb Colchester U. 2 - 0 Walsall League One
2010/2011 Sat 04 Sep Walsall 0-1 Colchester U. League One
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Walsall 1 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2009/2010 Sat 24 Oct Colchester U. 2 - 1 Walsall League One
2008/2009 Sat 14 Feb Walsall 2 - 0 Colchester U. League One
2008/2009 Sat 15 Nov Colchester U. 0 - 2 Walsall League One

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Recent respective form guides

Walsall have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Colchester United have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Walsall are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 39 points from their 38 games thus far.

Colchester United's 52 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Walsall 6 1 4 1 8 8 7
Colchester United 6 1 5 0 5 3 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Walsall 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

Team Sequences
Walsall Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Colchester United Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 5 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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