FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 28 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 12 games played, Hornets have recorded 2 wins, and Derby County have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 06 NovWatford2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 16 OctDerby County2 - 2WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Tue 16 MarWatford2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Wed 17 SepDerby County3 - 2WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Mon 21 AprWatford2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 07 DecDerby County3 - 0WatfordCHMP
1999/2000Sat 08 AprWatford0 - 0Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Hornets's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 9 points from their 5 games so far. Watford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 8 from their 5 games so far.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Watford Undefeated in last 4 away games.
6 games since last defeat.