FootyMAD's Bristol City match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 37 games played, Eagles have recorded 8 wins, and Bristol City have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2008, the Robins carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in an Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 22 NovCrystal Palace4 - 2Bristol CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 13 MayBristol City2 - 1Crystal PalaceD1PO
2007/2008Sat 10 MayCrystal Palace1 - 2Bristol CityD1PO
2007/2008Mon 18 FebBristol City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Sat 19 JanCrystal Palace2 - 0Bristol CityCHMP
1998/1999Sat 12 DecBristol City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1998/1999Sat 14 NovCrystal Palace2 - 1Bristol CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Robins have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Eagles, and 5 goals against.

Bristol City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 31 points from their 25 games played so far, Crystal Palace's total of 40 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol City6123695
Crystal Palace642012514

FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Ashton Gate Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 3 away games.
9 games since last defeat.