Watford face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light 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 11 and win only 3 of the 19 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, with Sunderland running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Oct||Watford||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Watford||2 - 2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Mon 25 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Feb||Sunderland||0 - 1||Watford||FAC|
|1999/2000||Sat 27 Nov||Watford||2 - 3||Sunderland||PREM|
|1999/2000||Tue 10 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 0||Watford||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 30 Jan||Watford||2 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Watford is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hornets have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 57 points from 31 games. Watford see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 40 points from their 31 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Hornets are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Sunderland. Home win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Watford||Not won in previous 10 away matches.|