Stats Buzz: Cardiff City In Numbers

By: Watford FC Staff

Straight back into action after Saturday’s 1-0 win away at Wigan Athletic, Watford are on the road once again, with Cardiff City next up on Wednesday night (November 2, 7.45pm KO).

As Slaven Bilić’s charges look to make it three wins in a row, here’s a look at some of the stats, facts and figures ahead of the game...

Previous Meetings

Watford have won four of their last five meetings with Cardiff City, picking up three points thanks to a late Adam Masina free-kick in the last fixture between the two sides.

The Hornets have come out on top in their last three away league matches against Cardiff, scoring 11 goals in the process, including a 5-1 win in the 2018/19 Premier League season.

If Cardiff come up short on Tuesday night, it would be their longest losing streak against Watford in their history, with the current three-game streak the longest since September 2007 (also three).

The Golden Boys travel to South Wales off the back of consecutive clean sheets, but they have kept just one in their previous 20 league encounters with Cardiff - a goalless draw in April 2013.

Recent Form

Watford have won their last two league games without conceding a single goal. The Hornets last achieved three wins and clean sheets in a row in December 2015, when they beat Norwich City, Sunderland and Liverpool in the Premier League.

João Pedro is looking to score in three consecutive league appearances for Watford for the first time since February 2021. In the Championship at the time, he netted against Bristol City, Preston North End and Derby County.

Only Burnley and Coventry (7) have won more points on the road in the Championship than Watford since Slaven Bilić’s appointment as Head Coach (6), with the Hornets aiming to win back-to-back away league games for the first time since March 2021 (against Cardiff and Rotherham).

Only Burnley (14) have scored more goals than Watford since Slaven Bilić’s first game in charge (13).

Opposition Stat Attack

The Bluebirds are tied for top goalscorers currently, with five players on two goals so far (Mark Harris, Romaine Sawyers, Callum O’Dowda, Callum Robinson and Jaden Philogene-Bidace).

O’Dowda and Robinson are tied for assists with three each, with the latter suspended following a red card against rivals Swansea City on October 23.

Cardiff have scored just one goal in their last four league games, with that goal coming last time out in a 1-0 win versus Rotherham.

On the other hand, Cardiff have only lost two of their last nine games at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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