FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Crystal Palace v Manchester City fixture

Man City pack their bags to visit Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 7 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 9 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in December 2001, the Eagles carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 16 MarMan City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 08 DecCrystal Palace2 - 1Man CityCHMP
1999/2000Sat 04 MarCrystal Palace1 - 1Man CityCHMP
1999/2000Sat 11 SepMan City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1996/1997Sat 11 JanMan City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1996/1997Sat 14 SepCrystal Palace3 - 1Man CityCHMP
1994/1995Sat 01 AprCrystal Palace2 - 1Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Man City is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Sky Blues have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 5 games have yielded only 1 points. Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 4 points from their 5 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace61145114
Man City62131167

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Man City on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Crystal Palace. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Man City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.