FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Portsmouth 01 Nov 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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. 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

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 4 2 0 8 2 14
Portsmouth 6 2 0 4 8 9 6

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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