FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Blackpool fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Blackpool at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 12 games played, Eagles have recorded 4 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in March 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctBlackpool2 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

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 11 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 7 conceded.

In complete contrast to Crystal Palace, Blackpool are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Crystal Palace's 40 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Blackpool see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 34 points from their 29 games played so far,

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

Crystal Palace may be coming up against a decent side in Blackpool, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Eagles. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Blackpool Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.