FM Preview: Crystal Palace v West Ham United 01 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v West Ham United fixture

Crystal Palace play host to West Ham United at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 12 previous games, with the Eagles winning just 2.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in April 2004, over five years ago, the Eagles carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2003/2004 Sat 29 May Crystal Palace 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2003/2004 Mon 12 Apr Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham Utd. League Division One
2003/2004 Wed 01 Oct West Ham Utd. 3 - 0 Crystal Palace League Division One
1997/1998 Tue 05 May Crystal Palace 3 - 3 West Ham Utd. Premiership
1997/1998 Wed 03 Dec West Ham Utd. 4 - 1 Crystal Palace Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 06 May Crystal Palace 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 08 Oct West Ham Utd. 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Hammers, and 9 goals against.

Crystal Palace's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

West Ham United are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 17 points from 9 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 3 0 3 9 8 9
West Ham United 6 3 1 2 10 7 10

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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 West Ham United claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
West Ham United Undefeated in last 4 away games.

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