Watford vs Blades - Form Guides

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Jamie Furniss
Last Six League Games:
Watford P6 W2 D1 L3 GF6 GA11 GD-5 Pts7
Blades P6 W3 D3 L0 GF9 GA5 GD+4 Pts12

Last Six Home/Away League Games:
Watford P6 W3 D1 L2 GF13 GA11 GD+2 Pts10
Blades P6 W3 D3 L0 GF11 GA6 GD+5 Pts12
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Watford go into the match at the opposite end of the table to their opponents. Cursed with the inability to keep a clean sheet, opponents have found putting the ball in the back of the net easy with an accumulated 11 conceded in the last 6 games. Goals have also recently been hard to come by for the Hornets with an average of just 1 per game. At Vicarage Road Watford have been in fairly decent form although a 4-0 defeat and 4-3 defeat has made the goals against column miserable reading.

Although inconsistent performances and the inability to put together 90 minutes have been recurring problems all season, there is no denying that the Blades have stability with results. 12 points in the last 6 games have seen the Blades start to cement themselves in the play off spots. They have found the net on a regular basis and haven't failed to score in their last 6 matches but often only score just the 1 due to the inability of the front line to finish the chances created. But 2 clean sheets have been kept at the other end. Away from Bramall Lane it's pretty much the same story. But take away the 5-2 win over Charlton and the Blades have only scored 6 goals in the other 5 games.

With Watford seemingly free scoring at home the Blades defence will need to be switched on and not make some of the silly mistakes that have crept up recently. With Watford committing forward so much the Blades should have some great opportunities to hit them quickly on the counter attack, Cotterill and Webber should benefit from this. Sitting back with caution will only give Watford the opportunity to add to their impressive tally of goals scored at home.

Prediction: BLADES WIN

Form Guides thanks to Philip Yates.