FM Preview: Derby County v Watford 30 Oct 2010

Last updated : 29 October 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Watford fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Watford at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 15 games played, Rams have recorded 7 wins, and Watford have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Derby County running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 MarDerby County2-0WatfordCHMP
2009/2010Sat 12 DecWatford0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sun 03 MayWatford3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 20 DecDerby County1 - 0WatfordCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 MarWatford2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Mon 29 AugDerby County1 - 2WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 06 NovWatford2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Rams, with 6 goals against.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Hornets pummel 14 goals, and let in 4.

Derby County's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Watford's total of 21 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County641114513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County 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:
Derby County Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Watford 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.