FootyMAD's Bristol City match preview

Last updated : 14 August 2009 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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Eagles have recorded 8 wins, and Bristol City have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2008, the Robins carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 28 DecBristol City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City remain unbeaten in their last six home games, though five of those have been draws. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

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, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol City's total of 1 points from their 1 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace's 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol City6132596
Crystal Palace6222458

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.