FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough 17 Sep 2011

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, winning 55.00% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in February 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
2010/2011 Sat 05 Feb Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 07 Nov Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2005/2006 Wed 30 Nov Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Crystal Palace League Cup
2004/2005 Sat 02 Apr Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 28 Aug Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 6 conceded.

Middlesbrough's away form is equally impressive, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. The Boro have put away 14 chances in these games, a let in just 1.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 10 points from their 6 games so far.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 14 points from 6 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 4 1 1 10 6 13
Middlesbrough 6 5 1 0 12 3 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Eagles at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Boro come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Middlesbrough 7 successive away victories.
9 games since last away draw.
13 games since last defeat.

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