FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 21 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Sunderland fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Sunderland to Selhurst Park on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, having won 10 and lost only 3 of the 18 games.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in May 2004, as the Eagles squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 08 JanSunderland2 - 1Crystal PalaceFAC
2003/2004Mon 17 MaySunderland2 - 1Crystal PalaceD1PO
2003/2004Fri 14 MayCrystal Palace3-2SunderlandD1PO
2003/2004Wed 21 AprCrystal Palace3 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 SepSunderland2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Wed 17 JanCrystal Palace2 - 4SunderlandFAC
2000/2001Sat 06 JanSunderland0 - 0Crystal PalaceFAC

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Eagles's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 23 matches. Sunderland's 34 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

These are testing times at Selhurst Park for the Eagles and the Madmen are unable to see past Sunderland claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sunderland Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.