FM Preview: Watford v Crystal Palace 15 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 14th October 2011
The game between Watford and Crystal Palace in the Championship on 15th October 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
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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
|Watford||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Crystal Palace||6 games since last away draw.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here