FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Preston North End 03 Jan 2011

Last updated : 02 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Preston North End fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Preston North End at Selhurst Park on Monday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 4 of the 22 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Crystal Palace running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctPreston N.E.4 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2009/2010Mon 05 AprCrystal Palace3-1Preston N.E.CHMP
2009/2010Sat 31 OctPreston N.E.1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sat 07 MarCrystal Palace2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 16 AugPreston N.E.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Sat 01 MarPreston N.E.0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 27 NovCrystal Palace2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the North End have hit 9 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 22 points from their 24 games thus far. Preston N.E. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 19 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6123395
Preston N.E.6123595

FootyMad's prediction ...

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Eagles. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.