Watford have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Reading; they’ve never previously won 82 league games in a row against the Reading.
Reading have won just two of their 17 England Championship away games against Watford (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Watford and Reading have finished level, with the Watford winning 56 to Reading four. Only Watford v Reading and Watford v Reading have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Watford have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Watford winning 80 of their 84 such games (23%). Meanwhile, only Reading (52%) have a lower such win rate than Reading (60% - 16%).
Watford haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Watford went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Reading are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 76 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Watford in 09/04/2021.
Watford have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 98 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 32 matches in the competition.
Reading boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Watford, since winning his very first such encounter with Watford in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Watford has been involved in 69 of Watford’s 96 shots in the England Championship so far this season (100 shots, 18 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 13 efforts last time out against Watford (77 shots, 47 chances created).
Reading has been involved in six goals in his 13 England Championship games against Watford (10 goals, 89 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 61 vs Reading).