FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 14 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Crewe Alexandra to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 5 and lost only 1 of the 9 games.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in December 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners 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:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctCrewe Alex.2 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 24 AprCrewe Alex.2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 09 DecCrystal Palace1-3Crewe Alex.CHMP
2001/2002Sun 07 AprCrewe Alex.0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 17 NovCrystal Palace4 - 1Crewe Alex.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 31 MarCrystal Palace1 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 16 DecCrewe Alex.1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 9 conceded.

Crewe Alex. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Railwaymen have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace's total of 70 points from their 42 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Crewe Alex. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola Championship with a return of just 37 points from their 42 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace631210810
Crewe Alex.63129510

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 Crewe Alex.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Crewe Alex. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.