FootyMAD's Hull City match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hull City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace travel to take on Hull City at The KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 18 games.

The last time the two teams met at Hull City was back in September 1997, over five years ago, the Tigers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepCrystal Palace2 - 0Hull CityCHMP
1997/1998Tue 30 SepCrystal Palace2 - 1Hull CityLGEC
1997/1998Tue 16 SepHull City1 - 0Crystal PalaceLGEC
1988/1989Tue 11 AprHull City0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1988/1989Sat 22 OctCrystal Palace3 - 1Hull CityCHMP
1987/1988Sat 19 DecHull City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1987/1988Sat 22 AugCrystal Palace2 - 2Hull CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Hull City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Eagles's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Hull City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 28 matches. Crystal Palace's total of 44 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hull City61146104
Crystal Palace650112415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hull City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace 7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.