FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 24 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Norwich City fixture

Norwich City face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Canaries will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 11 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugNorwich City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2004/2005Sat 16 AprCrystal Palace3 - 3Norwich CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 14 AugNorwich City1 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarCrystal Palace1 - 0Norwich CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepNorwich City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 14 DecCrystal Palace2 - 0Norwich CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 16 NovNorwich City2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Canaries have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Crystal Palace's total of 57 points from their 34 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Norwich City's 46 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6222568
Norwich City62139107

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Crystal Palace is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Norwich City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.