EFL: Derby vs Watford

Watford made the trip to Pride Park Stadium for the earliest round 5 clash with home side Derby County. Their most recent clashes lasted from September 1, 2012, showing that Derby County has won 4 of them with 1 draw. There were also plenty of goals in those matches, too, with 27 goals overall, averaging 4.5 goals per game. 

Derby County, with their previous results, will expect more of the same after their 0-1 Championship win over Norwich City. In that match, Derby County controlled 34% of possession and 9 shots, including 3 goals, the only goal scorer for Derby County was Wayne Rooney (87 ') with a free-kick. super fence. Derby County has not been in good attacking form in recent times, their 'score is only 3 goals compared to the opponent in the last 6 matches. During those encounters, The Rams also saw their number of goals scored against their net ten. Their previous results showed that Derby County had not been beaten by Watford in the last four games. There and have not won at home in the past 5 matches, their fans are not happy.

After being beaten in their last match against Reading, Watford will aim to make amends here, with Watford having 56% possession and 11 goal shots, of which there are 2 on target but score only in the 41st minute. For 5 of the last 6 matches with Watford, very few goals have been scored between them and the opposing teams, the average total number of goals scored per game in that period was just 1.5, with the average number of goals for The Hornets was 0.67. Looking at pre-match reality, Watford have had no wins over Derby County in their away games from home in the previous 3 matches and have not won away in the last 10 matches. Craig Cathcart was shortlisted for the Best Player of the Month award for September.

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