The Premier League recent form table paints a bleak picture for the fans of Newcastle, Watford and Crystal Palace.
Whilst the second half against Manchester United and first half v West Ham were uplifting, Watford’s defeat at Swansea dumped United back into the bottom three ahead of today’s game.
If Newcastle can reproduce the form of that first 20 minutes against the Hammers then we would have no worries, if only football (and Newcastle United) was that simple…
We know all about Newcastle’s last half dozen matches (see below) but what about Watford?
The Hornets are actually rock bottom of this Premier League recent form table but I’m not quite sure it tells the full story.
They were well beaten at Southampton but reports suggested they didn’t deserve to lose at Swansea and just couldn’t find a goal.
Before that, they started this six game run with a crushing 3-0 win over Liverpool, were behind at Stamford Bridge and came back to draw 2-2, conceded a last minute goal for defeat against Spurs and then led Manchester City with only eight minutes left and were hit by a double late whammy of two quality goals.
Newcastle might have been the better side in the FA Cup a couple fo weeks ago but our full strength side still managed to lose against a Watford side missing four of their best players who were rested, including Capoue and Ighalo.
Newcastle can go and win at Vicarage Road but everything points to a really tough game, the 18th worst form team against the 20th worst (see table below).
I actually think it will be a far better quality match than that billing but can Newcastle find the goals that have eluded them so far on the road? Only five all season is disastrous and it is a miracle that United have managed two away wins considering that lack of goals.
As for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace’s dramatic recent collapse, this only becomes amusing for Newcastle fans if our own team manages to sort itself out.
A point today would be a good return but three points would be priceless.
Watford’s last six results with latest one listed first;
Swansea 1 Watford 0
Southampton 2 Watford 0
Watford 1 Man City 2
Watford 1 Tottenham 2
Chelsea 2 Watford 2
Watford 3 Liverpool 0
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 2 West Ham 1
Newcastle 3 Man Utd 3
Arsenal 1 Newcastle 0
West Brom 1 Newcastle 0
Newcastle 0 Everton 1
Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1
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