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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 08 Jan||Sunderland||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||FAC|
|2003/2004||Mon 17 May||Sunderland||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||D1PO|
|2003/2004||Fri 14 May||Crystal Palace||3-2||Sunderland||D1PO|
|2003/2004||Wed 21 Apr||Crystal Palace||3 - 0||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||Sunderland||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Wed 17 Jan||Crystal Palace||2 - 4||Sunderland||FAC|
|2000/2001||Sat 06 Jan||Sunderland||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||FAC|
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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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.
|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.