FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 23 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Watford fixture

Barnsley play host to Watford at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Tykes have recorded 9 wins, and Watford have come away with 6 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in March 2002, over five years ago, with Barnsley running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 23 MarBarnsley2-0WatfordCHMP
2001/2002Sat 03 NovWatford3 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Fri 29 DecBarnsley0 - 1WatfordCHMP
2000/2001Sat 19 AugWatford1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1998/1999Sat 01 MayBarnsley2 - 2WatfordCHMP
1998/1999Sat 05 DecWatford0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Sat 03 FebBarnsley2 - 1WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Tykes have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Watford's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Hornets pummel 14 goals, and let in 4.

Barnsley's 23 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Watford are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 16 games giving them a return of 36 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Barnsley may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Watford are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Watford 4 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.