FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 15 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 11 occasions, and draw 6, from the 18 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 2005, with Watford running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 20 MarSouthampton1 - 3WatfordCHMP
2005/2006Mon 26 DecWatford3 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
2004/2005Tue 09 NovWatford5 - 2SouthamptonLGEC
2002/2003Sun 13 AprSouthampton2 - 1WatfordFAC
1999/2000Sat 15 AprSouthampton2 - 0WatfordPREM
1999/2000Tue 28 DecWatford3 - 2SouthamptonPREM
1987/1988Sat 05 MarWatford0 - 1SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Watford are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Hornets, with 4 goals against.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Watford are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 9 points from the 4 games they have played so far. Southampton's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Hornets. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Southampton 12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.