FM Preview: Watford v Crystal Palace 30 Mar 2010

Last updated : 29 March 2010 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 51 games played, Eagles have recorded 14 wins, and Watford have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2009, with Watford running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2007/2008Sat 05 JanWatford2 - 0Crystal PalaceFAC
2007/2008Mon 29 OctCrystal Palace0 - 2WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 43 points from 38 matches. Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 39 points from their 39 games thus far.

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

Not a lot has been going right generally for Crystal Palace on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Watford. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Watford Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.