FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Watford v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2002, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugCrystal Palace1 - 0WatfordLD1
2002/2003Tue 08 AprCrystal Palace0 - 1WatfordLD1
2002/2003Sat 21 SepWatford3 - 3Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Sat 09 MarCrystal Palace0 - 2WatfordLD1
2001/2002Sat 15 DecWatford1 - 0Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Sat 07 AprWatford2 - 2Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Sat 09 DecCrystal Palace1 - 0WatfordLD1

Recent respective form guides

Watford have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Eagles have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division One having mustered a points tally of 30 from their 27 matches played. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 27 matches.

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

Crystal Palace are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace 7 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.