FootyMAD's Colchester United match preview

Last updated : 09 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Colchester United fixture

Barnsley prepare to entertain Colchester United at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Tykes have recorded 7 wins, and Colchester U. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was less than a year ago, in February 2006, the Tykes carving out a narrow 1-0 victory 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:
2006/2007Sat 12 AugColchester U.1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebBarnsley1-0Colchester U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 13 AugColchester U.1 - 0BarnsleyLGE1
2004/2005Sat 30 AprBarnsley1 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 07 DecColchester U.0 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
2003/2004Sat 10 JanColchester U.1 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
2003/2004Sat 09 AugBarnsley1 - 0Colchester U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Tykes have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Colchester U. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The U's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 32 points from 31 matches. Colchester U.'s 48 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

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

With Barnsley only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Colchester U. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.