FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 15 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Watford v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, Rams have recorded 2 wins, and Watford have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, with Watford running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 17 SepDerby County3 - 2WatfordLD1
2002/2003Mon 21 AprWatford2 - 0Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Sat 07 DecDerby County3 - 0WatfordLD1
1999/2000Sat 08 AprWatford0 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Mon 03 JanDerby County2 - 0WatfordPREM
1995/1996Sat 16 MarDerby County1 - 1WatfordLD1
1995/1996Tue 05 MarWatford0 - 0Derby CountyLD1

Recent respective form guides

Watford are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rams have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Watford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 40 points from 36 matches. Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 38 points from their 35 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222578

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hornets, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Watford 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Derby County Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.