FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Bristol City 18 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 17th October 2011
The game between Crystal Palace and Bristol City in the Championship on 18th October 2011 at 20:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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)|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
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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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here