FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 3 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 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:
2007/2008Wed 26 DecWatford2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Wed 19 SepCardiff City1 - 2WatfordCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebWatford2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Fri 12 AugCardiff City1 - 3WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 DecWatford0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 14 SepCardiff City0 - 3WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sun 28 DecWatford2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 7 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 11 matches. Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 18 points from 11 games.

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

With Cardiff City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Vicarage Road Stadium will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Watford Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Cardiff City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.