FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 10 April 2009 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 Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 27 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in March 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 15 NovCardiff City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 04 MarCrystal Palace0-0Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 in the wrong end.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 53 points from their 41 games played so far, Cardiff City's total of 67 points from their 40 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6132796
Cardiff City62229108

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Selhurst Park for the Eagles and the Madmen are unable to see past Cardiff City claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 5 away matches.