FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Portsmouth 01 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 31st October 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Crystal Palace and Portsmouth at 20:00 on 1st November 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Crystal Palace v Portsmouth fixture
Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 7 of the 29 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in September 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Tue 22 Feb||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 14 Sep||Crystal Palace||4-1||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 24 Aug||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||League Cup|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Portsmouth||3 - 1||Crystal Palace||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Thu 26 Dec||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 17 Aug||Crystal Palace||2 - 3||Portsmouth||League Division One|
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. These games have seen the Eagles score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 24 points from 14 games.
Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 14 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With the Eagles being in decent shape at home at the moment, we am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win
|Crystal Palace||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
|Portsmouth||Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.
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