FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys at lunchtime on Tuesday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 5 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 12 SepCrystal Palace0 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 AprCrystal Palace2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Wed 25 JanSouthampton0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2004/2005Sat 07 MayCrystal Palace2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2004/2005Sat 27 NovSouthampton2 - 2Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Fri 26 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Wed 27 AugSouthampton1 - 0Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to Southampton, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton's total of 40 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southampton6411161213
Crystal Palace6222658

FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Southampton. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.