Watford face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road 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 4 of the 26 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2005, with Watford inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Tractor Boys in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 22 Feb||Ipswich Town||1 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Oct||Watford||2 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Ipswich Town||4 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Watford||1 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Ipswich Town||4 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sun 17 Nov||Watford||0 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|1998/1999||Tue 02 Mar||Ipswich Town||3 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Tractor Boys have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
Watford's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Hornets, and 7 goals against.
Ipswich Town's 18 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Watford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 20 from their 14 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Hornets's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Ipswich Town, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Ipswich Town||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Watford||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.