FootyMAD's Wimbledon match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Crystal Palace v Wimbledon fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Wimbledon at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Eagles are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was in the early stages of this season, with Palace cruising to a 3-1 victory over the Dons. That was shortly before Wimbledon upped sticks for Milton Keynes, and so Palace were officially the away side that day. The last time the Dons played at Selhurst as the away side was less than a year ago, in March 2003, with Wimbledon inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Eagles in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugWimbledon1 - 3Crystal PalaceLD1
2002/2003Tue 18 MarCrystal Palace0-1WimbledonLD1
2002/2003Sat 19 OctWimbledon2 - 2Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Sat 16 FebWimbledon1 - 1Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Sat 13 OctCrystal Palace4 - 0WimbledonLD1
2000/2001Sat 10 MarWimbledon1 - 0Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Tue 05 DecCrystal Palace3 - 1WimbledonLD1

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Wimbledon's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Dons's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 38 points from their 29 games played so far, Wimbledon find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 28 games have yielded only 18 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace631210710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Eagles to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal PalaceFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Wimbledon24 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.