FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Bristol City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Bristol City fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Bristol City at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 9 of the 38 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Bristol City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Eagles in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecBristol City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2009/2010Tue 09 MarCrystal Palace0-1Bristol CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 15 AugBristol City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sun 28 DecBristol City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sat 22 NovCrystal Palace4 - 2Bristol CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 13 MayBristol City2 - 1Crystal PalaceD1PO
2007/2008Sat 10 MayCrystal Palace1 - 2Bristol CityD1PO

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

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 are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 25 points from their 26 games thus far. Bristol City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 26 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace61143124
Bristol City61237145

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are starting to turn Selhurst Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol City Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.