FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 06 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Southampton fixture

Crystal Palace play host to Southampton at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 29 games played, Eagles have recorded 14 wins, and Southampton have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in December 1997, when the two sides played out a 1-1 Premiership draw - a match that was memorable mainly for Itzik Zohar's shockingly bad penalty miss.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 27 NovSouthampton2 - 2Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Fri 26 DecCrystal Palace1-1SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Wed 27 AugSouthampton1 - 0Crystal PalacePREM
1994/1995Wed 03 MaySouthampton3 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1994/1995Sat 26 NovCrystal Palace0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1992/1993Sat 16 JanSouthampton1 - 0Crystal PalacePREM
1992/1993Wed 28 OctSouthampton0 - 2Crystal PalaceLC

Recent respective form guides

Palace's home form over the last six games is fairly average, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats coming from those matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5. Eleven goals in total, and six of them came in just one game - the 3-3 draw with Norwich.

Southampton's away record in the Premiership is dismal, with just seven points picked up on the road all season. However, the Saints' away form over the last six (in all competitions) looks a little healthier. They have picked up two wins, two draws, and two defeats on their travels from St Marys. Eight goals have been scored in those games, but ten have hit the back of the red-and-white net.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 31 points from their 36 games thus far. Southampton are hovering just above Palace by virtue of a one better goal-difference. Southampton also have 31 points from 36 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Palace have been boosted by four points from their last two matches, but the Footymad team don't see too much to cheer about here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal PalaceNo sequences of note
SouthamptonNot won in previous 3 away matches.