Stat Pack: Swindon Town vs Colchester United
The two sides met in Colchester in November with Swindon Town winning 2-1 thanks to Mark Cooper’s 4-6-0 formation.
8th placed Swindon Town are four points off the play-offs following two an impressive comeback from two goals down at Port Vale to win 3-2.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are 17th with two wins, one draw and three defeats in six.
At the County Ground, Swindon are 7th in the form guide following that 0-1 defeat by Oldham Athletic – with four wins and two defeat in six games. Town now haven’t kept a clean sheet as hosts for eight games.
Swindon have only failed to score as hosts once this season in League One, versus Oldham. An average of 2.21 goals scored per game by Town ensures they are ranked as the division’s second best entertainers.
14th placed Colchester United travel to the County Ground after losing in midweek 2-0 at Port Vale. Colchester are 5th in the League One form guide with three wins, one draw and two defeats.
On their travels, Colchester are 7th in the form guide with two wins, two draws and two defeats.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Colchester United on 73 occasions, winning 30, drawing 15 and defeated 28; scoring 99 and conceding 92.
As hosts, Swindon have a record of 19 wins, 8 draws and 8 defeats, scoring 63 and conceding 35.
The last time the two sides met at the County Ground was a 0-1 defeat for Swindon in October 2012.
Swindon have won the previous two meetings by 1-0 and 2-1 scorelines respectively.
There has been no draw between the sides in seven meetings.
There has been no goalless draw in this fixture for 22 meetings.
Surely the second half of this season isn’t going to be a mirror image of the first..? Are we going to be weaker as hosts but stronger away..?
Hopefully Town will bounce back from that pathetic defeat to Oldham Athletic and will be buoyed on by that superb comeback at Port Vale.
Having said that, Town will concede, but we’ll score twice…
Final-score: Swindon Town 2-1 Colchester United
Come on You Reds!