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History of the Watford v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland travel to take on Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Black Cats have recorded 4 wins, and Watford have come away with 6 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Watford was just over four years ago, in November 1999, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Hornets in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 25 AugSunderland2 - 0WatfordLD1
2002/2003Sat 15 FebSunderland0 - 1WatfordFAC
1999/2000Sat 27 NovWatford2 - 3SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Tue 10 AugSunderland2 - 0WatfordPREM
1998/1999Sat 30 JanWatford2 - 1SunderlandLD1
1998/1999Tue 25 AugSunderland4 - 1WatfordLD1
1996/1997Tue 24 SepSunderland1 - 0WatfordLC

Recent respective form guides

Watford have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Hornets have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Black Cats's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Watford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 29 matches. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 28 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Watford61236155
Sunderland650110315

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Black Cats of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Vicarage Road Stadium with Sunderland coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
WatfordFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Sunderland5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.