FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 17 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 15 out of 19 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Man Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:
2004/2005Wed 10 NovMan Utd.2 - 0Crystal PalaceLC
1997/1998Mon 27 AprCrystal Palace0 - 3Man Utd.PREM
1997/1998Sat 04 OctMan Utd.2 - 0Crystal PalacePREM
1994/1995Wed 12 AprMan Utd.2 - 0Crystal PalaceFAC
1994/1995Sun 09 AprMan Utd.2 - 2Crystal PalaceFAC
1994/1995Wed 25 JanCrystal Palace1 - 1Man Utd.PREM
1994/1995Sat 19 NovMan Utd.3 - 0Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. The Red Devils have scored 10 and conceded 1 during this period.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Eagles's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 31 points from their 17 games. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 14 points from 17 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.641110513
Crystal Palace60244102

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Crystal Palace not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Man Utd. will ease to victory over the Eagles. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.