FM Preview: Cardiff City v Watford 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hornets will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 5 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecWatford4 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2009/2010Sun 21 MarCardiff City3 - 1WatfordCHMP
2009/2010Sat 03 OctWatford0 - 4Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Wed 18 MarCardiff City2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2008/2009Tue 21 OctWatford2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Wed 26 DecWatford2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Wed 19 SepCardiff City1 - 2WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Watford have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Hornets's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 44 points from 26 games. Watford's total of 42 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

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

The away form of the Hornets has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Cardiff City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Watford Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.