Feb 19, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Portman Road
IpswichIpswich Town
0-2
Watford

Smith (45'), Stearman (68')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Chalobah (72'), Anya (18')
Deeney (58'), Martin Forestieri (65'), Abdi (69'), Ekstrand (90')

Preview: Ipswich Town vs. Watford

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola during the match against Brighton on December 29, 2012
© PA Photos
Sports Mole looks ahead to Watford's midweek trip to Ipswich Town in the Championship.

There are few teams in the Championship that have enjoyed 2013 so far more than Gianfranco Zola's Watford.

The Hornets have lost just twice since the turn of the year and as they prepare to travel to Suffolk to take on Ipswich Town on Tuesday night, they sit third in the table.

They also make the trip armed with the best away record in the division. From a possible 48 points, Zola's men have collected 29 on the road - a return that no side can better or even match.

In Matej Vydra they also have one of the Championship's leading marksmen. The Czech Republic international has netted 19 goals already this campaign.

Hosting Ipswich could do with a Vydra of their own as they battle against relegation.

Mick McCarthy's team have lost more matches at Portman Road this season than they have won. However, they are unbeaten in their last three encounters at home, collecting seven points from nine.

When these two sides last met at Ipswich, Watford ran out 2-1 winners in December 2011.

Recent form

Ipswich: DDLWLW

Watford: WWLWDW

Possible starting lineups:

Ipswich: Henderson; Cresswell, Chambers, Stearman, Smith; Edwards, N'Daw, Hyam, Murphy; McLean, Chopra

Watford: Almunia; Doyley, Pudil, Cassetti, Nosworthy, Chalobah; Anya, Abdi, Yeates; Deeney, Vydra

Sports Mole says: 2-2

Watford's Troy Deeney is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Birmingham on February 16, 2013
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