FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 03 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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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 14 games played, Rams have recorded 3 wins, and Watford have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 29 AugDerby County1 - 2WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 06 NovWatford2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Watford are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 67 points from 36 games. Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 38 from their 36 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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.
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Derby County Not won in previous 9 away matches.