FM Preview: Crystal Palace v West Ham United 01 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 30th September 2011
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Crystal Palace take on West Ham United in a Championship match on 1st October 2011 at 15:00.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
|West Ham United||6||3||1||2||10||7||10|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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.
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here