FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Portsmouth fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Portsmouth to Selhurst Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 6 of the 27 games.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in August 2002, with Portsmouth inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Eagles in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 SepPortsmouth3 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecPortsmouth1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 17 AugCrystal Palace2-3PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Tue 05 MarCrystal Palace0 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Sat 15 SepPortsmouth4 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Wed 02 MayPortsmouth2 - 4Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Sat 21 OctCrystal Palace2 - 3PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 14 points from their 18 games thus far. Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 23 points from their 18 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Crystal Palace's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Portsmouth Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.