FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace 18 Dec 2010

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 19 out of 29 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Nottm. Forest running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 23 MarNottm. Forest2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2009/2010Sat 24 OctCrystal Palace1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Tue 28 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Sat 04 OctNottm. Forest0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 MarNottm. Forest3 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecCrystal Palace1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 FebNottm. Forest2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Forest in those games, with 3 conceded.

In complete contrast to Nottm. Forest, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Eagles have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 27 points from their 19 games played so far, Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 21 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6222658
Crystal Palace63129710

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Forest, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.