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Consensus:

Summary of current votes

› Users favouring homewin: 0     › Users favouring over 2.5: 0
› Users favouring awaywin: 0     › Users favouring under 2.5: 0
› Users favouring draw: 0

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Watford - Blackpool (0 - 2):

Championship League (England)
2011/2012

Vital Stats and Trends Summary:

› Trends favouring homewin (Watford) (Trends: 2 Stars: 4)
› Trends favouring awaywin (Blackpool) (Trends: 1 Stars: 1)
› Trends favouring draw (Trends: 10 Stars: 13)
› Trends favouring over (Trends: 22 Stars: 26)
› Trends favouring under (Trends: 1 Stars: 2)

› Watford home: 9-5-6 29-29
› Watford form: 4-2-0 9-3
› Home form: 4-1-1 10-9

› Blackpool away: 6-6-8 33-36
› Blackpool form: 2-1-3 12-12
› Away form: 3-0-3 12-11

News:

Watford

2014-09-01 Juanfran marca el cierre del mercado en el Betis

Las llegadas del internacional argelino Kadir y la de un central están supeditadas a las condiciones de su salida. El Watford es quien mejor está posicionado por Juanfran, y parece dispuesto a llegar a los 1,5 millones de euros para ficharlo. Leer

2014-08-31 Sannino resigns as Watford head coach

Beppe Sannino has resigned as Watford head coach as he feels he has taken the club as far as he can.

2014-08-31 Sannino quits as Watford boss

Beppe Sannino has resigned as Watford head coach.

2014-08-31 Watford boss Sannino resigns

Watford boss Beppe Sannino resigns eight months after joining the club, and with the Hornets second in the Championship.

2014-08-30 Sannino thrilled by display

Beppe Sannino was thrilled with his Watford side's gutsy display after they dug deep following the sending off of Gabriel Tamas to beat Huddersfield Town 4-2 in the Sky Bet Championship.

2014-08-30 Watford too strong for Town

Watford produced a stirring second-half display to score twice after being reduced to ten men with 25 minutes to play to beat Huddersfield 4-2 on a dramatic afternoon at Vicarage Road.

2014-08-29 Watford v Huddersfield preview

Joel Ekstrand returns to the Watford squad for the visit of Huddersfield Town this weekend.

2014-08-29 Rotherham miss out on duo

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has failed in an audacious double swoop for Watford duo Lewis McGugan and Lloyd Dyer.

2014-08-28 Ranegie makes Millwall switch

Millwall have signed Watford striker Mathias Ranegie on loan until January.

2014-08-28 British players overpriced - Deeney

Watford striker Troy Deeney says inflated prices for British players are reducing opportunities in the Premier League.

Blackpool

2014-08-30 Holloway hails debutant Powell

Millwall manager Ian Holloway praised the performance of league debutant Jack Powell after the Lions made it three wins from their opening five Championship games against crisis-club Blackpool with a 2-1 victory at the Den.

2014-08-30 Millwall add to Blackpool woes

Scott McDonald scored one and set up another as Millwall made it three wins from their opening five Sky Bet Championship games by beating crisis club Blackpool 2-1 at the Den.

2014-08-29 Millwall v Blackpool preview

New loan signing striker Mathias Ranegie could make his Millwall debut against Blackpool.

2014-08-28 Riga won't rush Diouf decision

Jose Riga has stressed he is in no rush to decide whether to offer El Hadji Diouf a contract at Blackpool.

2014-08-28 Riga looking for four more

Jose Riga feels Blackpool remain in need of strengthening and says four more additions would make him 'very happy'.

2014-08-28 Holloway not fussed by reunion

Millwall boss Ian Holloway insists Saturday's meeting with his old club Blackpool is just another match.

2014-08-27 Oyston hits back at Riga claims

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has insisted he is doing his job to the best of his ability after being criticised by manager Jose Riga.

2014-08-24 ‘Blackpool in gesprek met Nederlander met Ajax- en Arsenal-verleden’

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie gaat wellicht weer in Engeland aan de slag. De clubloze aanvaller, 28 jaar, praat momenteel met Blackpool over een eventueel dienstverband, zo melden Britse media zondag. Owusu-Abe...

2014-08-23 Riga faces up to Blackpool task

Jose Riga admitted he is facing the biggest challenge of his managerial career after watching his Blackpool side lose 1-0 at Wigan.

2014-08-21 Riga doesn't feel in charge

Blackpool boss Jose Riga says he does not “feel like a manager yet” because of the way the club is run and the issues he faces.

Team Status:

We compare a team's form to their natural cyclus over their last 30 games.

Overall

› Watford: Uptrend
Form: 4-2-0 (14 points, 2.33 avg)
Last 30 matches: 13-8-9 (47 points, 1.57 avg)

› Blackpool: Downtrend
Form: 2-1-3 (7 points, 1.17 avg)
Last 30 matches: 13-8-9 (47 points, 1.57 avg)

Home/Away

› Watford: Neutral
Home form: 4-1-1 (13 points, 2.17 avg)
Last 15 homematches: 8-4-3 (28 points, 1.87 avg)

› Blackpool: Uptrend
Away form: 3-0-3 (9 points, 1.50 avg)
Last 15 awaymatches: 5-3-7 (18 points, 1.20 avg)

Table:

Home Away All
Matches Goals Matches Goals Matches Goals
AllWDLForAgaPts AllWDLForAgaPts AllWDLForAgaPts
1 Southampton 20 15 3 2 42 13 48 20 8 6 6 30 25 30 40 23 9 8 72 38 78
2 Reading 20 12 4 4 31 16 40 20 11 3 6 29 20 36 40 23 7 10 60 36 76
3 West Ham 20 9 7 4 30 22 34 20 11 5 4 33 20 38 40 20 12 8 63 42 72
4 Birmingham City 20 11 8 1 30 11 41 20 7 4 9 36 32 25 40 18 12 10 66 43 66
5 Blackpool 20 11 6 3 36 20 39 20 6 6 8 33 36 24 40 17 12 11 69 56 63
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 11 6 3 33 17 39 20 6 6 8 16 24 24 40 17 12 11 49 41 63
7 Middlesbrough 20 7 9 4 20 18 30 20 9 6 5 27 26 33 40 16 15 9 47 44 63
8 Cardiff 20 10 5 5 33 27 35 20 5 11 4 24 23 26 40 15 16 9 57 50 61
9 Hull 20 9 4 7 21 19 31 20 7 6 7 17 17 27 40 16 10 14 38 36 58
10 Leeds United 20 8 3 9 29 36 27 20 8 6 6 30 23 30 40 16 9 15 59 59 57
11 Watford 20 9 5 6 29 29 32 20 6 7 7 19 26 25 40 15 12 13 48 55 57
12 Leicester City 20 10 5 5 31 20 35 20 5 6 9 25 29 21 40 15 11 14 56 49 56
13 Derby County 20 11 2 7 27 21 35 20 5 6 9 18 32 21 40 16 8 16 45 53 56
14 Ipswich Town 20 11 2 7 37 26 35 20 5 5 10 26 42 20 40 16 7 17 63 68 55
15 Crystal Palace 20 7 10 3 20 14 31 20 6 5 9 20 25 23 40 13 15 12 40 39 54
16 Burnley 20 6 7 7 30 25 25 20 9 1 10 26 26 28 40 15 8 17 56 51 53
17 Peterborough 20 10 2 8 38 32 32 20 3 6 11 22 32 15 40 13 8 19 60 64 47
18 Barnsley 20 9 3 8 31 32 30 20 4 4 12 16 31 16 40 13 7 20 47 63 46
19 Portsmouth 20 9 5 6 27 20 32 20 2 5 13 14 28 11 40 11 10 19 41 48 43
20 Nottingham Forest 20 5 4 11 19 31 19 20 7 3 10 25 28 24 40 12 7 21 44 59 43
21 Millwall 20 5 6 9 21 27 21 20 5 5 10 23 27 20 40 10 11 19 44 54 41
22 Coventry 20 8 6 6 26 21 30 20 1 5 14 11 31 8 40 9 11 20 37 52 38
23 Bristol City 20 5 5 10 20 30 20 20 4 5 11 14 33 17 40 9 10 21 34 63 37
24 Doncaster Rovers 20 4 8 8 16 26 20 20 3 3 14 19 41 12 40 7 11 22 35 67 32

Simulator:

The simulator uses vital stats, trends, history, systems, form and other data to give a strength factor between the teams. Value odds is indicated after the estimation.

› Homewin: 28% (value odds 3.56)

› Awaywin: 26% (value odds 3.90)

› Draw: 46% (value odds 2.16)

› Over: 73% (value odds 1.37)

› Under: 27% (value odds 3.70)

Expected Score:

› Watford: 1.69

› Blackpool: 1.40

› Total: 3.09


› Over: 62%

› Under: 38%

Team Trends:

When a team has been into action we track how they have done in tens of different situations. If a trend emerge and the team is facing such a situation, we present it to you. The more significant the trend is, the more stars we add.

Trends favouring homewin (Watford) (Trends: 2 Stars: 4)

› Watford playing against defensively poor awayteams the last 3 seasons. [won 14/ 20] [70.00%] [2*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average hometeams the current season. [lost 7/ 10] [70.00%] [2*]

Trends favouring awaywin (Blackpool) (Trends: 1 Stars: 1)

› Blackpool playing against defensively poor hometeams the last 3 seasons. [won 11/ 17] [64.71%] [1*]

Trends favouring draw (Trends: 10 Stars: 13)

› Watford playing against defensively average teams the current season. [draw 7/ 19] [36.84%] [1*]
› Watford playing against offensively good awayteams the last 3 seasons. [draw 6/ 16] [37.50%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against average hometeams the current season. [draw 3/ 8] [37.50%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against average teams the last 3 seasons. [draw 20/ 55] [36.36%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against defensively average teams the current season. [draw 6/ 17] [35.29%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average teams the current season. [draw 3/ 6] [50.00%] [3*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average teams the last 3 seasons. [draw 16/ 38] [42.11%] [2*]
› Blackpool playing against teams with good form the last 6 matches the current season. [draw 3/ 8] [37.50%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend the current season. [draw 10/ 28] [35.71%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend at away the current season. [draw 5/ 14] [35.71%] [1*]

Trends favouring over (Trends: 22 Stars: 26)

› Watford playing against offensively good teams the current season. [over 9/ 15] [60.00%] [1*]
› Watford playing against offensively good teams the last 3 seasons. [over 30/ 47] [63.83%] [1*]
› Watford playing against offensively good awayteams the last 3 seasons. [over 11/ 16] [68.75%] [1*]
› Watford playing against defensively poor awayteams the last 3 seasons. [over 13/ 20] [65.00%] [1*]
› Watford playing against awayteams with average elo rating the last 3 seasons. [over 36/ 60] [60.00%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against average teams the current season. [over 8/ 13] [61.54%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against average hometeams the current season. [over 5/ 8] [62.50%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against average hometeams the last 3 seasons. [over 16/ 23] [69.57%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average teams the current season. [over 4/ 6] [66.67%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average hometeams the current season. [over 8/ 10] [80.00%] [3*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average teams the last 3 seasons. [over 26/ 38] [68.42%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against offensively average hometeams the last 3 seasons. [over 14/ 22] [63.64%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against teams with good form the last 6 matches the current season. [over 5/ 8] [62.50%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against teams with average elo rating the current season. [over 26/ 38] [68.42%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against hometeams with average elo rating the current season. [over 15/ 19] [78.95%] [2*]
› Blackpool playing against teams with average elo rating the last 3 seasons. [over 78/ 118] [66.10%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing against hometeams with average elo rating the last 3 seasons. [over 38/ 59] [64.41%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend the current season. [over 18/ 28] [64.29%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend at away the current season. [over 11/ 14] [78.57%] [2*]
› Blackpool playing in April the last 3 seasons. [over 6/ 10] [60.00%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend the last 3 seasons. [over 55/ 90] [61.11%] [1*]
› Blackpool playing in weekend at away the last 3 seasons. [over 31/ 50] [62.00%] [1*]

Trends favouring under (Trends: 1 Stars: 2)

› Watford playing against defensively average teams the current season. [under 14/ 19] [73.68%] [2*]

ELO Ratings:

The rating was originally developed by Arpad Elo for rating chess players. The basic idea is that you should be rated by how you do versus the strength of your opponent. A poor team winning against a strong team will recieve a better rating than if the strong team won against a poor team. Each team start with 1500 in rating at the start of each season.

Watford
› ELO Rating 10 matches ago: 1368.9
› ELO Rating 6 matches ago: 1327.4
› ELO Rating 3 matches ago: 1338.9

› Current ELO Rating: 1370.0

Blackpool
› ELO Rating 10 matches ago: 1513.8
› ELO Rating 6 matches ago: 1472.6
› ELO Rating 3 matches ago: 1458.8

› Current ELO Rating: 1452.3

ELO Trend
Match 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Watford 1500.0 1480.4 1460.6 1460.1 1455.1 1477.1 1476.7 1455.7 1466.2 1447.8 1427.7 1410.2 1391.7 1399.7 1407.8 1387.7 1401.6 1397.0 1390.9 1405.6 1397.6 1394.0 1385.1 1394.7 1379.6 1357.1 1336.4 1358.4 1367.6 1360.5 1368.9 1352.8 1327.5 1335.9 1327.4 1341.7 1329.7 1338.9 1349.4 1370.0
Blackpool 1515.0 1525.6 1506.4 1504.6 1503.8 1518.6 1514.4 1496.7 1493.9 1509.1 1493.2 1499.8 1477.0 1461.0 1488.0 1497.3 1495.5 1490.8 1475.1 1485.1 1481.7 1474.4 1494.0 1477.4 1492.2 1486.1 1494.7 1497.5 1517.2 1508.2 1513.8 1494.1 1500.2 1493.9 1472.6 1449.7 1465.8 1458.8 1441.8 1452.3

Power Ratings:

A rating system based not only on results, but also how they are achieved. It is based on the ELO Rating system, but teams are also rewarded for scoring or conceeding goals.

Watford
› Power Rating 10 matches ago: 9.83
› Power Rating 6 matches ago: 9.68
› Power Rating 3 matches ago: 9.75

› Current Power Rating: 9.83

Blackpool
› Power Rating 10 matches ago: 10.35
› Power Rating 6 matches ago: 10.30
› Power Rating 3 matches ago: 10.30

› Current Power Rating: 10.33

Power Rating Trend
Match 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Watford 10.00 9.97 9.88 9.88 9.88 9.93 9.93 9.90 9.93 9.83 9.78 9.72 9.70 9.72 9.75 9.72 9.78 9.78 9.78 9.80 9.80 9.80 9.80 9.88 9.82 9.80 9.72 9.78 9.80 9.80 9.83 9.73 9.65 9.68 9.68 9.70 9.70 9.75 9.78 9.83
Blackpool 10.03 10.05 10.03 10.03 10.03 10.08 10.08 10.05 10.05 10.18 10.08 10.10 10.08 10.03 10.15 10.18 10.18 10.18 10.12 10.15 10.15 10.15 10.20 10.13 10.20 10.20 10.23 10.25 10.30 10.30 10.35 10.28 10.33 10.33 10.30 10.25 10.30 10.30 10.25 10.33

Systems:

Easy systems based on performances like winning matches and scoring goals. The systems have proven value with years of testing. Look for corresponding systems forecasting same results. Estimated results are shown.

› Point Ratio System: 0.40 (indicates awaywin)

› Game Form System: 6 (indicates homewin)

› Weighted Form System: 20 (indicates homewin)

› Goal Superiority System: 0 (indicates draw) (last 10)

› Goal Superiority System: 6 (indicates homewin) (last 6)

› Scoring Ability System: -5 (indicates draw) (last 10)

› Scoring Ability System: -3 (indicates draw) (last 6)

› Percentage Win System: 43% (homewin) 28% (draw) 30% (awaywin)

› Defensor System: -1.50 (indicates homewin)

Stats for hometeam (Watford):

Table: (games played, won-drawn-lost, scored-conceeded, points)
› Overall: 40 15-12-13 48-55 57
› At home: 20 9-5-6 29-29 32

Total Goal Score: (over, under)
› Overall: 19-21
› At home: 12-8

Scoring:
› Overall: scoring 1.20 goals per match
› At home: scoring 1.45 goals per match

Conceding:
› Overall: allowing 1.38 goals per match
› At home: allowing 1.45 goals per match

Form:
› Overall: DWDWWW 4-2-0
› Home: WWLWDW 4-1-1

ELO Rating: 1370.0

Last 10 Matches Overall:

Mar 31 2012 away Leeds 2-0 won under
Mar 24 2012 home Ipswich 2-1 won over
Mar 20 2012 away Bristol City 2-0 won under
Mar 17 2012 home Coventry 0-0 draw under
Mar 10 2012 away Derby 2-1 won over
Mar 07 2012 away West Ham 1-1 draw under
Mar 03 2012 home Burnley 3-2 won over
Feb 25 2012 home Southampton 0-3 lost over
Feb 18 2012 away Crystal Palace 0-4 lost over
Feb 14 2012 home Leicester 3-2 won over

Summary: 6-2-2 O-U: 6-4 Avg. score: 2.90 Median score: 3.00 Goals: 15-14

Last 10 Matches At Home:

Mar 24 2012 home Ipswich 2-1 won over
Mar 17 2012 home Coventry 0-0 draw under
Mar 03 2012 home Burnley 3-2 won over
Feb 25 2012 home Southampton 0-3 lost over
Feb 14 2012 home Leicester 3-2 won over
Feb 04 2012 home Barnsley 2-1 won over
Jan 14 2012 home Reading 1-2 lost over
Dec 31 2011 home Doncaster 4-1 won over
Dec 26 2011 home Cardiff 1-1 draw under
Dec 10 2011 home Leeds 1-1 draw under

Summary: 5-3-2 O-U: 7-3 Avg. score: 3.10 Median score: 3.00 Goals: 17-14

Stats for awayteam (Blackpool):

Table: (games played, won-drawn-lost, scored-conceeded, points)
› Overall: 40 17-12-11 69-56 63
› At away: 20 6-6-8 33-36 24

Total Goal Score: (over, under)
› Overall: 28-12
› At away: 16-4

Scoring:
› Overall: scoring 1.73 goals per match
› At away: scoring 1.65 goals per match

Conceding:
› Overall: allowing 1.40 goals per match
› At away: allowing 1.80 goals per match

Form:
› Overall: LLWDLW 2-1-3
› Away: WWWLLL 3-0-3

ELO Rating: 1452.3

Last 10 Matches Overall:

Mar 31 2012 home Southampton 3-0 won over
Mar 24 2012 away Reading 1-3 lost over
Mar 21 2012 home Leicester 3-3 draw over
Mar 17 2012 home Brighton 3-1 won over
Mar 10 2012 away Peterborough 1-3 lost over
Mar 06 2012 away Derby 1-2 lost over
Mar 02 2012 home Hull 1-1 draw under
Feb 25 2012 away Bristol City 3-1 won over
Feb 21 2012 home West Ham 1-4 lost over
Feb 14 2012 away Doncaster 3-1 won over

Summary: 4-2-4 O-U: 9-1 Avg. score: 3.90 Median score: 4.00 Goals: 20-19

Last 10 Matches Away:

Mar 24 2012 away Reading 1-3 lost over
Mar 10 2012 away Peterborough 1-3 lost over
Mar 06 2012 away Derby 1-2 lost over
Feb 25 2012 away Bristol City 3-1 won over
Feb 14 2012 away Doncaster 3-1 won over
Feb 04 2012 away Cardiff 3-1 won over
Jan 14 2012 away Ipswich 2-2 draw over
Dec 31 2011 away Birmingham 0-3 lost over
Dec 26 2011 away Barnsley 3-1 won over
Dec 10 2011 away Southampton 2-2 draw over

Summary: 4-2-4 O-U: 10-0 Avg. score: 3.80 Median score: 4.00 Goals: 19-19

History:

Overall History

Oct 26 1996 Blackpool - Watford 1-1 draw under
Nov 30 1996 Watford - Blackpool 2-2 draw over
Nov 01 1997 Watford - Blackpool 4-1 homewin over
Mar 07 1998 Blackpool - Watford 1-1 draw under
Sep 29 2007 Watford - Blackpool 1-1 draw under
May 04 2008 Blackpool - Watford 1-1 draw under
Nov 01 2008 Watford - Blackpool 3-4 awaywin over
Feb 21 2009 Blackpool - Watford 0-2 awaywin under
Aug 22 2009 Watford - Blackpool 2-2 draw over
Jan 23 2010 Blackpool - Watford 3-2 homewin over
Dec 17 2011 Blackpool - Watford 0-0 draw under

Summary (overall): 2-7-2 O-U: 5-6 Avg. score: 3.18 Median score: 2.00

Summary (3 years): 1-2-0 O-U: 2-1 Avg. score: 3.00 Median score: 4.00

Trend: Neither team is favoured based on history.

Trend 3 years: Blackpool is 1-2-0

Home - Away History

Nov 30 1996 Watford - Blackpool 2-2 draw over
Nov 01 1997 Watford - Blackpool 4-1 homewin over
Sep 29 2007 Watford - Blackpool 1-1 draw under
Nov 01 2008 Watford - Blackpool 3-4 awaywin over
Aug 22 2009 Watford - Blackpool 2-2 draw over

Summary (overall): 1-3-1 O-U: 4-1 Avg. score: 4.40 Median score: 4.00

Summary (3 years): 0-1-0 O-U: 1-0 Avg. score: 4.00 Median score: 4.00

Trend: Neither team is favoured based on history.

Trend 3 years: Neither team is favoured based on history.