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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 06 Nov||Watford||2 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Derby County||2 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||Watford||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Wed 17 Sep||Derby County||3 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Watford||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Derby County||3 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Apr||Watford||0 - 0||Derby County||PREM|
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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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
|Derby County||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Watford||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
6 games since last defeat.