FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 25 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Burnley fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Burnley at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 4 of the 13 previous games, with the Eagles winning just 3.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in October 2005, with Crystal Palace running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 17 AprBurnley0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 OctCrystal Palace2-0BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 JanCrystal Palace0 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugBurnley2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 18 JanCrystal Palace1 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 31 AugBurnley0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 01 DecCrystal Palace1 - 2BurnleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 3 leaked at the wrong end.

Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 9 points from 4 games. Burnley lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 7 from their 4 games so far.

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

Its a close one to call, but I think that Eagles's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Burnley. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Burnley An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.