FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Southampton fixture

Watford prepare to entertain Southampton at Vicarage Road Stadium at lunchtime on Monday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hornets are clearly on top, winning 10 and drawing 6 of the 17 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was just last season, in November 2004, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 09 NovWatford5-2SouthamptonLGEC
2002/2003Sun 13 AprSouthampton2 - 1WatfordFAC
1999/2000Sat 15 AprSouthampton2 - 0WatfordPREM
1999/2000Tue 28 DecWatford3 - 2SouthamptonPREM
1987/1988Sat 05 MarWatford0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1987/1988Sat 17 OctSouthampton1 - 0WatfordPREM
1986/1987Sat 02 MayWatford1 - 1SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Watford have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 7 conceded.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 39 points from 24 games. Southampton's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Southampton is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Hornets in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Southampton Not won in previous 4 away matches.