Watford look to Vicarage Road supporters for inspiration before Reading match

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Vicarage Road (22200 seats)

The Watford & Reading managers F. Muñoz Llompart and V. Paunovic are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Championship league table.

Insights:
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (27) in Championship
  • Reading have the fewest matches under the total-line (15) in Championship

It's no vacation for neither Watford nor Reading as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Watford form and stats

16-2-2 is the performance here at Vicarage Road so far in the Championship, giving Watford a total of 50 from their 20 games here. Outstanding results! Watford has won so many consecutive home games (six in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Vicarage Road. We remember; it was Queens Park Rangers.

Watford travelled for their previous game, a trip to Middlesbrough that ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Sheffield Wednesday in a game that was won 1-0.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Watford have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found eleven games) they have won eight times, drawn zero and lost three.

A decent goal production from Watford in their home games so far, with 39 goals from 20 league matches. From these home matches, Watford have conceded only 12 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Reading form and stats

As the visiting team in Championship matches, Reading have produced an overall stat of 7-8-5 so far.

Impressive finishing from George Pușcaș, Lucas João and Michael Olise secured the home win 3-1 against Derby County in their previous game. Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Barnsley that ended 1-1.

Reading are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is four wins, seven draws and eight defeats. From a total of 19 matches.

Reading have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 20 league away games 24 goals have been scored. Reading have conceded 21 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Reading - Watford 1-0, played this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - three - three (Watford wins - draws - Reading wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ReadingL. Santos João
L. Santos João
19 goals
WatfordI. Sarr
I. Sarr
10 goals
WatfordJ. Junqueira de Jesus
J. Junqueira de Jesus
9 goals

Watford missing players

Reading missing players

Watford Reading
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
40 20 5 Played P 5 20 40
23 16 2 Won W 1 7 19
10 2 2 Drew D 2 8 9
7 2 1 Lost L 2 5 12
57 39 4 Scored S 6 24 56
27 12 3 Conceded C 9 21 43
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 80% 90%
55% 65% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 65% 75%
32% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 35% 50%
18% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 20% 20%
15% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 15% 8%
40% 40% 40% BTTS BTTS 80% 55% 50%
48% 55% 40% Clean Sheets C S 20% 40% 40%
25% 5% 20% Failed to Score F T 20% 25% 20%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.8 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.6 1 1.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.1 11.4 10.4 Shots (avg) S ( 6.8 10.1 10.7
3.5 4 2.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.4 3.5 4.2
40% 48% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 35% 34% 34%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Reading have the fewest matches under the total-line (15) in Championship
  • Watford have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Watford have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (27) in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in Championship
  • Watford have the most points (50) at home in Championship
  • Watford have the most scored goals (39) at home in Championship
  • Watford have the most scored goals in the first half (30) in Championship
  • Watford have the the best goal difference (+27) at home in Championship
  • Watford have the the best goal difference (+30) in Championship
  • Watford haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Watford is in the best form (5-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 39 25 9 5 57 28 19 12 6 1 27 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 29 84
2 Watford 40 23 10 7 57 27 20 16 2 2 39 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 30 79
3 Brentford 38 19 12 7 66 40 18 10 6 2 35 19 20 9 6 5 31 21 26 69
4 Swansea City 39 20 9 10 45 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 19 9 4 6 22 19 14 69
5 Barnsley 40 20 8 12 52 44 20 10 5 5 25 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 8 68
6 Reading 40 19 9 12 56 43 20 12 1 7 32 22 20 7 8 5 24 21 13 66
7 AFC Bournemouth 39 18 11 10 60 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 19 6 8 5 24 18 22 65
8 Cardiff City 40 16 10 14 55 43 20 7 4 9 32 22 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 58
9 Millwall 40 14 16 10 41 37 20 6 10 4 19 16 20 8 6 6 22 21 4 58
10 Middlesbrough 40 16 9 15 48 43 20 10 4 6 26 19 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 57
11 Stoke City 40 14 13 13 45 44 20 9 4 7 27 23 20 5 9 6 18 21 1 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 11 14 43 46 20 9 4 7 24 22 19 5 7 7 19 24 -3 53
13 Luton Town 39 14 8 17 32 45 19 7 6 6 23 22 20 7 2 11 9 23 -13 50
14 Bristol City 40 15 4 21 40 55 20 7 2 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 49
15 Nottingham Forest 40 12 12 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 20 6 5 9 15 20 -5 48
16 Preston North End 40 14 6 20 41 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 20 9 1 10 25 31 -9 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 40 12 10 18 50 45 20 6 7 7 25 23 20 6 3 11 25 22 5 46
18 Huddersfield Town 38 11 10 17 42 53 19 8 5 6 26 19 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 43
19 Derby County 40 11 10 19 30 45 20 6 6 8 16 20 20 5 4 11 14 25 -15 43
20 Coventry City 39 10 12 17 35 52 20 8 7 5 22 20 19 2 5 12 13 32 -17 42
21 Birmingham City 39 10 11 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -21 41
22 Rotherham United 36 10 5 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 18 6 2 10 17 22 -13 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 39 11 8 20 33 48 19 7 6 6 20 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -15 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 40 8 9 23 29 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 20 3 4 13 16 37 -32 33

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.