FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 26 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2007, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 12 FebCrystal Palace0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sun 26 AugIpswich Town1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 03 FebCrystal Palace2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sat 05 AugIpswich Town1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 18 MarCrystal Palace2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Mon 26 DecIpswich Town0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sun 28 DecIpswich Town1 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! While the Eagles have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 7 matches. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 7 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6222898
Crystal Palace61146124

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Tractor Boys, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.