FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Cardiff City 28 Apr 2012

Last updated : 27 April 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 at lunchtime on Saturday, 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 5 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was earlier this season, the Eagles carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Cardiff City 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Eagles have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Cardiff City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 56 points from their 45 matches.

Cardiff City's total of 72 points from their 45 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 0 2 4 5 13 2
Cardiff City 6 3 3 0 7 2 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bluebirds have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Selhurst Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
10 games since last defeat.

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