FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 16 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Burnley v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 7 out of 10 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Burnley running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 20 AugWatford3 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 AprBurnley3 - 1WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 14 AugWatford0 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Mon 12 AprBurnley2 - 3WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Tue 30 SepWatford1 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 05 AprBurnley4 - 7WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sun 09 MarWatford2 - 0BurnleyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Burnley have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Clarets, with 3 goals against.

Watford have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Hornets's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Burnley's 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 39 points from 23 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Hornets could well see them head back from Turf Moor with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Burnley Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Watford Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.