FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Crystal Palace fixture

Man City are ready to welcome Crystal Palace to City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 22 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 11 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 5 victories.

The previous match played between the two at City of Manchester Stadium was within the last three years, in March 2002, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 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:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepCrystal Palace1 - 2Man CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Eagles have hit 9 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City's 28 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 22 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6222668
Crystal Palace61147124

FootyMad's prediction ...

Though Man City are not exactly setting the world alight at City of Manchester Stadium in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.