FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Birmingham City 19 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Birmingham City fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Selhurst Park on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 5 of the 23 games.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in February 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2008/2009 Tue 24 Feb Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Tue 21 Oct Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2006/2007 Sat 17 Feb Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2006/2007 Sat 19 Aug Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2004/2005 Sat 26 Feb Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Birmingham C. Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 30 Oct Birmingham C. 0 - 1 Crystal Palace Premiership
2001/2002 Mon 01 Apr Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Birmingham C. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Eagles score just 4 goals, though they have conceded 1.

The away form of Birmingham City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blues have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace's 30 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Birmingham City see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 29 points from their 19 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 5 7 8
Birmingham City 6 2 1 3 6 7 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that Eagles's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Birmingham City. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Birmingham City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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