FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Bristol City 18 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Bristol City fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Bristol City at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 9 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in January 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Crystal Palace 0-0 Bristol City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 28 Dec Bristol City 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Tue 09 Mar Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Bristol City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Bristol City 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2008/2009 Sun 28 Dec Bristol City 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2008/2009 Sat 22 Nov Crystal Palace 4 - 2 Bristol City Championship
2007/2008 Tue 13 May Bristol City 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 6 conceded.

Bristol City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Robins have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 17 points from their 11 games so far.

Bristol City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 11 games have yielded only 6 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 9 6 10
Bristol City 6 0 1 5 5 14 1

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles's form is quite poor at the moment, but we see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bristol City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.

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