FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Stoke City fixture

Stoke City face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters 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 December 2004, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hornets in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepStoke City0 - 3WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 30 AprStoke City0 - 1WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 04 DecWatford0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 MarStoke City3 - 1WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 DecWatford1 - 3Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 MarWatford1 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 OctStoke City1 - 2WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Stoke City however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Potters, and 9 goals against.

Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 46 points from 28 games. Stoke City's 38 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Watford Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Stoke City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.