FM Preview: Watford v Derby County 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Watford v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, Rams have recorded 4 wins, and Watford have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2009, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hornets in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctDerby County4 - 1WatfordCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Watford are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Hornets, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Watford, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford's total of 39 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 34 points from their 25 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Watford660019618
Derby County61146124

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Watford. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Derby County 10 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.