FM Preview: Cardiff City v Crystal Palace 05 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th November 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace at 15:00 on 5th November 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Cardiff City v Crystal Palace fixture
Crystal Palace face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 29 previous games, with the hosts winning just 7.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Tue 08 Mar||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Sep||Cardiff City||0-0||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Oct||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Apr||Crystal Palace||0 - 2||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Cardiff City||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2007/2008||Tue 04 Mar||Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Cardiff City||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 8 conceded.
Crystal Palace's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Eagles, and 3 goals against.
Cardiff City's total of 24 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 25 points from 15 games.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Eagles's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Cardiff City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Cardiff City||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Crystal Palace||3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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