Stat Pack: Colchester United vs Swindon Town
7th placed Swindon Town previously bounced back from successive defeats with a 5-2 victory over Port Vale in their last League One game.
Town are now equal on points with 6th placed Bradford City – trailing by a single goal difference – and remain 15 adrift of leaders Leyton Orient.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are fourth with four wins, zero draws and two defeats in six.
On their travels, Swindon lost their previous game 2-1 at Oldham Athletic and are 15th in the form guide with one win, one draw and four defeats.
14th placed Colchester United are six points behind their visitors.
United are 20th in the form guide with one win, three draws and two defeats in six. The Essex side are unbeaten in their previous three following a win against Peterborough and two draws with Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United.
As hosts, Colchester are 21st in the form guide with one win, three draws and two defeats. That win at home against Peterborough was only their second victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season after beating Port Vale in August.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Colchester United on 72 occasions, winning 29, drawing 15 and defeated 28 times; scoring 97 and conceding 91.
In Colchester, Swindon have a record of 10 wins, 7 draws and 20 defeats, scoring 34 and conceding 56.
Swindon have won their previous two visits by a scoreline of 1-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Of Town’s previous eight victories in Essex, they’ve only beaten Colchester by a more than one goal margin in one game.
The two sides haven’t played out a draw in Colchester in 12 meetings.
Single goal winning margins seems to be the typical scoreline for fixtures with Colchester United. The hosts haven’t impressed at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season and hopefully Town will have enough firepower – Nile Ranger pending – to travel back with the three points…
Final-score: Colchester United 1-2 Swindon Town
Come on You Reds!