FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Birmingham City 29 Mar 2013

Last updated : 28 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Birmingham City fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Selhurst Park at tea-time on Friday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 5 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in December 2011, the Eagles carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Dec Birmingham C. 2 - 2 Crystal Palace Championship
2011/2012 Sat 07 Apr Birmingham C. 3 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2011/2012 Mon 19 Dec Crystal Palace 1-0 Birmingham C. Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Eagles, with 7 goals against.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 65 points from 38 games.

Birmingham City's 49 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 9 9 10
Birmingham City 6 3 2 1 9 7 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace may be coming up against a decent side in Birmingham City, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Eagles. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 19 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Birmingham City 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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