FootyMAD's Norwich City match preview

Last updated : 15 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Norwich City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Norwich City at 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 31 and win only 9 of the 48 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 25 FebCrystal Palace4 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 13 AugNorwich City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2004/2005Sat 16 AprCrystal Palace3 - 3Norwich CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 14 AugNorwich City1 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarCrystal Palace1 - 0Norwich CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepNorwich City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 14 DecCrystal Palace2 - 0Norwich CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Norwich City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Canaries, with 8 goals against.

In complete contrast to Norwich City, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Norwich City's total of 11 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace's 10 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Norwich City632113911
Crystal Palace61146104

FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Norwich City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Norwich City Won 3 successive home games.
20 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.