FootyMAD's Watford match preview

Last updated : 13 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Watford fixture

Arsenal play host to Watford at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 10 games played, Gunners have recorded 5 wins, and Watford have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was back in September 1999, over five years ago, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 05 JanWatford2 - 4ArsenalFAC
1999/2000Sun 23 AprWatford2 - 3ArsenalPREM
1999/2000Sat 25 SepArsenal1-0WatfordPREM
1987/1988Fri 15 AprArsenal0 - 1WatfordPREM
1987/1988Sat 28 NovWatford2 - 0ArsenalPREM
1986/1987Sat 21 MarWatford2 - 0ArsenalPREM
1986/1987Sat 14 MarArsenal1 - 3WatfordFAC

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Gunners, with 5 goals against.

Watford have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Hornets's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Arsenal's 11 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Watford are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 4 points from their 7 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Watford Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 8 most recent games.