FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 30 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Watford fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Watford to Selhurst Park on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, winning 52.17% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in August 2003, the Eagles carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 31 DecWatford1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 17 JanWatford1 - 5Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 16 AugCrystal Palace1-0WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Tue 08 AprCrystal Palace0 - 1WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sat 21 SepWatford3 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 09 MarCrystal Palace0 - 2WatfordCHMP
2001/2002Sat 15 DecWatford1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Hornets, and 6 goals against.

Crystal Palace's total of 67 points from their 40 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 72 points from 40 games.

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

Crystal Palace are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Watford Undefeated in last 3 away games.