FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 28 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Blackpool fixture

Crystal Palace play host to Blackpool at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 11 games played, Eagles have recorded 4 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1978, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 20 OctBlackpool1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 28 OctBlackpool1 - 3Crystal PalaceLGEC
2002/2003Sat 04 JanBlackpool1 - 2Crystal PalaceFAC
1977/1978Tue 25 AprCrystal Palace2-2BlackpoolCHMP
1977/1978Tue 04 OctBlackpool3 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1973/1974Tue 02 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2BlackpoolCHMP
1973/1974Mon 17 SepBlackpool1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Seasiders's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 58 points from their 40 games so far. Blackpool find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 49 points from their 40 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are not exactly setting the world alight at Selhurst Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Blackpool in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Blackpool Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.