FootyMAD's Bradford City match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Bradford City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Bradford City at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 5 of the 11 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2003, the Bantams carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 16 SepCrystal Palace0 - 1Bradford CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 08 MarBradford City2 - 1Crystal PalaceLD1
2002/2003Tue 13 AugCrystal Palace1 - 1Bradford CityLD1
2001/2002Sat 29 DecBradford City1 - 2Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Tue 16 OctCrystal Palace2 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Sun 28 MarCrystal Palace1 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Tue 19 JanBradford City2 - 1Crystal PalaceLD1

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Bantams have scored 5, a worryingly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bradford City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 23 points from their 28 games thus far. Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 35 points from their 28 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bradford City6204386
Crystal Palace631211610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bradford CityBeen beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Crystal Palace8 games since last away draw.