FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 05 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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 13 games played, Rams have recorded 3 wins, and Watford have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, the Hornets carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctDerby County2 - 2WatfordCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Watford losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Watford's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 25 from their 17 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Derby County only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Vicarage Road Stadium will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Watford Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Derby County Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.