FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 04 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Gillingham fixture

Watford prepare to entertain Gillingham at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hornets are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 8 of the 42 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was just last season, in August 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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 02 NovGillingham0 - 0WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Fri 26 DecGillingham1 - 0WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sat 30 AugWatford2-2GillinghamCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarWatford0 - 1GillinghamCHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 OctGillingham3 - 0WatfordCHMP
2001/2002Sun 21 AprWatford2 - 3GillinghamCHMP
2001/2002Sun 18 NovGillingham0 - 0WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Gillingham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. The Gills have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 37 points from their 30 matches. Gillingham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 29 points from their 30 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Hornets's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Gillingham. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Gillingham Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.