FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 17 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Watford fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Watford at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 15 wins out of 20 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 01 JanSouthampton0-3WatfordCHMP
2007/2008Sun 16 SepWatford3 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Watford is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Hornets have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 10 matches. Watford are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 11 from their 10 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are not exactly setting the world alight at St. Marys at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Watford in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Watford Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.