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Last updated : 03 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 5 of the 10 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.

The last time the two teams met at Watford was back in October 1999, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
1999/2000Sat 06 MayMiddlesbrough1 - 1WatfordPREM
1999/2000Sun 24 OctWatford1 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
1999/2000Wed 13 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 0WatfordLGEC
1994/1995Tue 07 MarMiddlesbrough2 - 0WatfordCHMP
1994/1995Sat 03 SepWatford1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1993/1994Sat 22 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 1WatfordCHMP
1993/1994Sun 10 OctWatford2 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Watford are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 6 points from their 10 games thus far. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 10 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hornets, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.