Watford face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2004, with Stoke City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Dec||Watford||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Mar||Stoke City||3 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Dec||Watford||1 - 3||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Watford||1 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 30 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Wed 28 Feb||Stoke City||2 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 09 Sep||Watford||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
Watford have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Hornets have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City's 61 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 49 points from their 44 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Watford have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Stoke City may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Stoke City||10 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Watford||5 games since last away draw.|