FM Preview: Watford v Portsmouth 19 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Watford v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Pompey have recorded 5 wins, and Watford have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, with Watford running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Watford 3-0 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Portsmouth 3 - 2 Watford Championship
2006/2007 Mon 09 Apr Watford 4 - 2 Portsmouth Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 18 Nov Portsmouth 2 - 1 Watford Premiership
2004/2005 Tue 30 Nov Watford 3 - 0 Portsmouth League Cup
2002/2003 Wed 01 Jan Watford 2 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 24 Aug Portsmouth 3 - 0 Watford League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Watford 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 Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 16 matches.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 16 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Watford 6 2 0 4 6 10 6
Portsmouth 6 3 1 2 9 5 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Portsmouth are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Vicarage Road Stadium with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Watford 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 12 away matches.

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