FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 06 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Preston North End fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Preston North End at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 4 of the 20 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in November 2007, the Eagles carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 16 AugPreston N.E.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Sat 01 MarPreston N.E.0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 27 NovCrystal Palace2-1Preston N.E.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 07 AprCrystal Palace3 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 27 JanCrystal Palace0 - 2Preston N.E.FAC
2006/2007Sat 25 NovPreston N.E.0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Tue 07 FebCrystal Palace1 - 2Preston N.E.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Eagles's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the North End have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 44 points from their 34 games played so far, Preston N.E.'s total of 56 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6114374
Preston N.E.6222788

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Preston N.E. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.