Crystal Palace prepare to entertain league leaders Reading at Selhurst Park on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 34 games played, Eagles have recorded 12 wins, and Reading have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was two seasons ago, in March 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 13 Sep||Reading||3 - 2||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Mar||Crystal Palace||2-2||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Dec||Reading||0 - 3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Mar||Reading||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 26 Nov||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Wed 23 Apr||Crystal Palace||3 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 21 Sep||Reading||1 - 6||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Crystal Palace are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These matches have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Eagles, with 3 goals against.
The Royals have had a solid run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss (at Arsenal in the Carling Cup) from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 4 goals against. Notably, they have not once been beaten on their travels in the league this season.
Crystal Palace's total of 47 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Reading are runaway leaders of the league, with their 29 games giving them a stunning return of 72 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Eagles are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw
|Crystal Palace||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Reading||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
11 games since last defeat.