FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Cardiff City 22 Sep 2012

Last updated : 21 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 6 of the 32 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in April 2012, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Eagles in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Crystal Palace 1-2 Cardiff City Championship
2011/2012 Tue 24 Jan Cardiff City 1 - 0 Crystal Palace League Cup
2011/2012 Tue 10 Jan Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Cardiff City League Cup
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Cardiff City 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2010/2011 Tue 08 Mar Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 28 Sep Cardiff City 0 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Eagles have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 7 points from their 6 matches.

Cardiff City's total of 13 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 2 1 3 7 12 7
Cardiff City 6 4 1 1 10 6 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bluebirds of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Selhurst Park with Cardiff City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Cardiff City Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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