FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace 22 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Ipswich Town 2-1 Crystal Palace Championship
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Sat 26 Dec Crystal Palace 3 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Tue 18 Aug Ipswich Town 1 - 3 Crystal Palace Championship
2008/2009 Sat 17 Jan Crystal Palace 1 - 4 Ipswich Town Championship
2008/2009 Sat 27 Sep Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2007/2008 Tue 12 Feb Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 8 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Ipswich Town's total of 20 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Crystal Palace's total of 20 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 4 2 0 10 3 14
Crystal Palace 6 4 1 1 10 5 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Crystal Palace on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Ipswich Town. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ipswich Town Won 4 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Crystal Palace 7 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here