FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 03 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Cardiff City fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 26 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in October 2006, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Eagles in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 06 NovCardiff City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 30 DecCardiff City0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 OctCrystal Palace1-2Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 FebCrystal Palace1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 SepCardiff City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 AprCardiff City0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 04 OctCrystal Palace2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Crystal Palace's 49 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Cardiff City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 44 points from their 34 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6123375
Cardiff City6114464

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are not exactly setting the world alight at Selhurst Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Cardiff City in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.