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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Derby County||2 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||Watford||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Wed 17 Sep||Derby County||3 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Watford||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Derby County||3 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Apr||Watford||0 - 0||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Mon 03 Jan||Derby County||2 - 0||Watford||PREM|
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.
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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
|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.