FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 26 March 2010 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 at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 4 of the 28 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in April 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 17 OctCardiff City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sat 11 AprCrystal Palace0-2Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Eagles have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Cardiff City is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 4 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 39 points from their 38 games thus far. Cardiff City's total of 59 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6123365
Cardiff City63127610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Eagles at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Bluebirds come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Cardiff City 8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.