FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 24 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Watford v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 33 out of 50 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, the Hornets carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 21 SepReading0 - 3WatfordLC
2003/2004Sun 09 MayWatford1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 29 NovReading2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 AprWatford0 - 3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 23 NovReading1 - 0WatfordCHMP
1995/1996Tue 16 AprWatford4 - 2ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 02 MarReading0 - 0WatfordCHMP

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 9 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 3 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Watford's total of 16 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 18 points from the 9 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hornets, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Reading Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.