Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 7 of the 16 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Watford||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 26 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 0||Watford||LGEC|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Watford||0 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sun 04 May||Watford||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Watford have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 7 conceded.
The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.
Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 17 points from 8 games. Sheff. Utd. are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 8 games giving them a return of 21 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Blades could well see them head back from Vicarage Road Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Watford||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Sheff. Utd.||6 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.