FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Watford 12 Jan 2013

Last updated : 11 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Watford fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Watford at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Boro have recorded 8 wins, and Watford have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in November 2011, the Boro carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 06 Oct Watford 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Championship
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Watford 2 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Middlesbrough 1-0 Watford Championship
2010/2011 Sat 19 Mar Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Watford Championship
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Watford 3 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Watford 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Watford Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Boro, with 6 goals against.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Hornets pummel 16 goals, and let in 9.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 26 games.

Watford's total of 40 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 4 0 2 13 8 12
Watford 6 2 1 3 10 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough may be coming up against a decent side in Watford, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Boro. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Won 5 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Watford An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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