FM Preview: Blackpool v Crystal Palace 21 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th January 2012
The game between Blackpool and Crystal Palace in the Championship on 21st January 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
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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
|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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