FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 14 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Coventry City at Coventry Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 43 games played, Eagles have recorded 10 wins, and Coventry City have come away with 21 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was the final league fixture of the 2003/4 season, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 20 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0Coventry CityLGEC
2003/2004Sun 09 MayCoventry City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 29 NovCrystal Palace1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2002/2003Wed 01 JanCrystal Palace1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2002/2003Wed 06 NovCrystal Palace3 - 0Coventry CityLGEC
2002/2003Sat 24 AugCoventry City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Tue 29 JanCrystal Palace1 - 3Coventry CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Sky Blues, with 7 goals against.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Eagles's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Coventry City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 12 matches. Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 17 from their 11 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City61238105
Crystal Palace63129610

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Eagles picked up an excellent away win at QPR in their last match, and the Madmen can see their upturn in fortunes on the road continuing as they battle to victory in a closely fought contest at Coventry City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry CityNot drawn a match in their last 4 .
Crystal Palace4 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.