FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 29 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Watford fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 04 DecWatford0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 MarStoke City3 - 1WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 DecWatford1 - 3Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 MarWatford1 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 OctStoke City1 - 2WatfordCHMP
1995/1996Wed 28 FebStoke City2 - 0WatfordCHMP
1995/1996Sat 09 SepWatford3 - 0Stoke CityCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City 10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Watford 5 games since last away draw.