FM Preview: Cardiff City v Crystal Palace 26 Dec 2012

Last updated : 25 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2012, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in an League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 22 Sep Crystal Palace 3 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2011/2012 Tue 24 Jan Cardiff City 1-0 Crystal Palace League Cup
2011/2012 Tue 10 Jan Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Cardiff City League Cup
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Cardiff City 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2010/2011 Tue 08 Mar Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 28 Sep Cardiff City 0 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, with 4 goals against.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Cardiff City are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 23 games giving them a return of 47 points.

Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 43 points from 23 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 4 1 1 10 5 13
Crystal Palace 6 1 4 1 9 7 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Crystal Palace Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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