FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest 07 May 2011

Last updated : 06 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Nottingham Forest at Selhurst Park at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 28 games played, Eagles have recorded 9 wins, and Nottingham Forest have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in October 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 18 Dec Nottm. Forest 3 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Tue 23 Mar Nottm. Forest 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 24 Oct Crystal Palace 1-1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Nottm. Forest 0 - 2 Crystal Palace Championship
2003/2004 Sat 13 Mar Nottm. Forest 3 - 2 Crystal Palace League Division One
2003/2004 Sat 13 Dec Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest League Division One

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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. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The away form of Nottingham Forest is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Forest have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 48 points from 45 matches.

Nottingham Forest's total of 72 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Nottingham Forest 6 4 0 2 17 11 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Selhurst Park for the Eagles and the Madmen are unable to see past Nottingham Forest claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Nottingham Forest 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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