FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 15 games played, Eagles have recorded 2 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 28 JanPreston N.E.1 - 1Crystal PalaceFAC
2005/2006Sat 24 SepCrystal Palace1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 DecPreston N.E.4 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovCrystal Palace1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 DecCrystal Palace2 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 10 AugPreston N.E.1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 13 AprCrystal Palace2 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the North End in those games, with 3 conceded.

The Eagles have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Preston N.E.'s total of 47 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Crystal Palace's total of 49 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.651013316
Crystal Palace633010412

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Preston N.E. is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Unbeaten run of 20 matches.
Crystal Palace Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.