FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 21 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 14 and win only 3 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, as the The Owls edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 DecCrystal Palace2 - 1Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 31 MarCrystal Palace1 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2006/2007Tue 31 OctSheff. Wed.3 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 11 FebSheff. Wed.0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Tue 27 SepCrystal Palace2 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 FebCrystal Palace0 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Wed 25 SepSheff. Wed.0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Sheff. Wed. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 43 points from their 37 games thus far. Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 57 from their 39 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.63215311
Crystal Palace63216411

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Eagles has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Sheff. Wed.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.