FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 21 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Watford fixture

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:
2004/2005Tue 22 FebIpswich Town1 - 2WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 23 OctWatford2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 MarIpswich Town4 - 1WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepWatford1 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2002/2003Sat 14 DecIpswich Town4 - 2WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sun 17 NovWatford0 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
1998/1999Tue 02 MarIpswich Town3 - 2WatfordCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.