FM Preview: Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion 18 Sep 2012

Last updated : 17 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & Hove Albion face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 55 games played, Seagulls have recorded 16 wins, and Watford have come away with 22 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road was less than a year ago, in November 2011, the Hornets carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 17 Apr Brighton & HA 2 - 2 Watford Championship
2011/2012 Tue 01 Nov Watford 1-0 Brighton & HA Championship
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Watford 0 - 1 Brighton & HA F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Sat 18 Feb Brighton & HA 0 - 1 Watford Championship
2005/2006 Sat 03 Dec Watford 1 - 1 Brighton & HA Championship
2004/2005 Mon 03 Jan Brighton & HA 2 - 1 Watford Championship
2004/2005 Sat 11 Sep Watford 1 - 1 Brighton & HA Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Watford have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Brighton & Hove Albion is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Seagulls have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 5 matches.

Brighton & Hove Albion are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 10 points from 5 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Watford 6 2 0 4 8 12 6
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 3 1 2 11 6 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Seagulls out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Watford 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Brighton & Hove Albion 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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