FM Preview: Watford v Crystal Palace 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace 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 52 games played, Eagles have recorded 15 wins, and Watford have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 09 NovCrystal Palace3 - 2WatfordCHMP
2009/2010Tue 30 MarWatford1 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2009/2010Sat 28 NovCrystal Palace3 - 0WatfordCHMP
2008/2009Sat 28 FebWatford2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sat 24 JanWatford4 - 3Crystal PalaceFAC
2008/2009Sat 09 AugCrystal Palace0 - 0WatfordCHMP
2007/2008Sat 19 AprWatford0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Hornets have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5.

In complete contrast to Watford, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Eagles have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Watford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 42 points from their 26 games so far. Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 27 points from their 28 games thus far.

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

Eagles 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 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.