FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest 31 Mar 2012

Last updated : 30 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Nottingham Forest at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 29 games played, Eagles have recorded 9 wins, and Nottingham Forest have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Dec Nottm. Forest 0 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Crystal Palace 0-3 Nottm. Forest Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 2 conceded.

Nottingham Forest have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Forest, and 7 goals against.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 54 points from their 39 games played so far,

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 40 points from 39 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 1 4 1 6 6 7
Nottingham Forest 6 2 2 2 12 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Nottingham Forest is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Eagles in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Nottingham Forest Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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