FM Preview: Watford v Cardiff City 26 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 25th December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Watford and Cardiff City at 12:00 on 26th December 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Watford v Cardiff City fixture
Cardiff City face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at lunchtime on Monday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 4 of the 24 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 22 Jan||Cardiff City||4 - 2||Watford||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Dec||Watford||4-1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sun 21 Mar||Cardiff City||3 - 1||Watford||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 03 Oct||Watford||0 - 4||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2008/2009||Wed 18 Mar||Cardiff City||2 - 1||Watford||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 21 Oct||Watford||2 - 2||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2007/2008||Wed 26 Dec||Watford||2 - 2||Cardiff City||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Watford have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.
Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Bluebirds, and 3 goals against.
Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 22 matches.
Cardiff City's total of 38 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Watford. Away win
|Watford||Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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