FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Sheffield United fixture

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 9 of the 19 previous games, with the hosts winning just 5.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2007, the Hornets carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2007/2008Tue 29 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 1WatfordCHMP
2007/2008Sat 18 AugWatford1 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 28 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0WatfordPREM
2006/2007Tue 28 NovWatford0 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 06 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 4WatfordCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 SepWatford2 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the The Blades pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.

Watford are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 27 from their 27 matches played. Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 44 points from 27 games.

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

The Blades have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Vicarage Road Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford 6 games since last home draw.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 8 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.