FM Preview: Watford v Crystal Palace 15 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Watford v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace 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 53 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 February 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace Championship
2010/2011 Tue 09 Nov Crystal Palace 3 - 2 Watford Championship
2009/2010 Tue 30 Mar Watford 1 - 3 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Crystal Palace 3 - 0 Watford Championship
2008/2009 Sat 28 Feb Watford 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2008/2009 Sat 24 Jan Watford 4 - 3 Crystal Palace F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sat 09 Aug Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Watford Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Watford's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Hornets have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 10 matches.

Crystal Palace's 14 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Watford 6 2 2 2 7 9 8
Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 9 7 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Eagles out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Watford Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Crystal Palace 6 games since last away draw.

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