FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackpool v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Blackpool at Bloomfield 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 just last season, in October 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 MarCrystal Palace0 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Seasiders's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackpool's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Blackpool Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Crystal Palace Last drawn game 5 outings ago.