FM Preview: Norwich City v Crystal Palace 19 Oct 2010

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History of the Norwich City v Crystal Palace fixture

Norwich City prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Canaries are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 11 of the 52 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Carrow Road was two seasons ago, in November 2008, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Canaries in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Fri 26 DecCrystal Palace3 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovNorwich City1-2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 01 JanCrystal Palace1 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 SepNorwich City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Mon 01 JanCrystal Palace3 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 16 SepNorwich City0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebCrystal Palace4 - 1Norwich CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Norwich City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Canaries in those games, with 10 conceded.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Eagles have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Norwich City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 20 points from 11 games. Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 8 points from their 11 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Norwich City63129810
Crystal Palace6123595

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Canaries being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Norwich City 9 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.