FootyMAD's Norwich City match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Norwich City fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Norwich City at Selhurst Park at lunchtime on Friday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 11 of the 53 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in January 2008, 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:
2008/2009Tue 25 NovNorwich City1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 01 JanCrystal Palace1-1Norwich CityCHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 SepNorwich City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Mon 01 JanCrystal Palace3 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 16 SepNorwich City0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebCrystal Palace4 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 13 AugNorwich City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Norwich City is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Canaries have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 37 points from their 24 games so far. Norwich City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 26 points from 24 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace642011514
Norwich City6204796

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Eagles being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Norwich City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.