FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Eagles have recorded 11 wins, and Sheff. Wed. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in December 2007, the Eagles carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 MarSheff. Wed.2 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Owls have hit 5 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 14 matches. Sheff. Wed. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 18 points from their 14 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace63129510
Sheff. Wed.62044106

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Eagles's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Sheff. Wed.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.