FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 19 March 2010 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, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 03 OctCrystal Palace4 - 1BlackpoolCHMP
2008/2009Sat 31 JanCrystal Palace0 - 1BlackpoolCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool 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 Seasiders in those games, with 7 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackpool's 50 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 38 points from 36 matches.

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 Won 3 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.