FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 15 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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 11 games played, Rams have recorded 5 wins, and Watford have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2003, as the Rams squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 16 MarWatford2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Wed 17 SepDerby County3-2WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Mon 21 AprWatford2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 07 DecDerby County3 - 0WatfordCHMP
1999/2000Sat 08 AprWatford0 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Mon 03 JanDerby County2 - 0WatfordPREM
1995/1996Sat 16 MarDerby County1 - 1WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Rams's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

The away form of Watford however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Hornets, and 4 goals against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far, Watford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 17 from their 11 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6231769

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Derby County's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Watford 9 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.