FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 14 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Crystal Palace fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 26 previous games, with the Bluebirds winning just 6.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was just last season, in November 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 04 MarCrystal Palace0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 06 NovCardiff City1-1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 30 DecCardiff City0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 FebCrystal Palace1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 SepCardiff City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 AprCardiff City0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 5 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Cardiff City's total of 25 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 16 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City63128510
Crystal Palace6222968

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Bluebirds's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Crystal Palace. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace No sequences of note