FM Preview: Blackpool v Crystal Palace 21 Jan 2012

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Blackpool v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in March 2010, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 27 Aug Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Blackpool Championship
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Blackpool 2-2 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Blackpool Championship
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Blackpool Championship
2008/2009 Sat 25 Oct Blackpool 2 - 2 Crystal Palace Championship
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Blackpool Championship
2007/2008 Sat 20 Oct Blackpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Seasiders in those games, with 4 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackpool's 39 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 37 points from their 26 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackpool 6 3 2 1 13 7 11
Crystal Palace 6 2 1 3 4 6 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Eagles to come away from it with a creditable draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackpool Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Crystal Palace 16 games since last away draw.

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