FootyMAD's Watford match preview

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History of the Watford v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea pack their bags to visit Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at tea-time on Saturday,

The previous match played between the two at Vicarage Road Stadium was more than three years back, in January 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 11 NovChelsea4 - 0WatfordPREM
2003/2004Wed 14 JanChelsea4 - 0WatfordFAC
2003/2004Sat 03 JanWatford2 - 2ChelseaFAC
1999/2000Sat 26 FebChelsea2 - 1WatfordPREM
1999/2000Sat 18 SepWatford1 - 0ChelseaPREM
1988/1989Sat 11 MarChelsea2 - 2WatfordCHMP
1988/1989Sat 05 NovWatford1 - 2ChelseaCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Hornets's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Watford find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 30 games have yielded only 20 points. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 69 points from their 30 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Watford6222698
Chelsea651013516

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Chelsea 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.