FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 9 and win only 4 of the 17 games.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in October 1995, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 28 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1995/1996Wed 08 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0Crystal PalaceLC
1995/1996Wed 25 OctCrystal Palace2 - 2MiddlesbroughLC
1993/1994Sun 01 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
1993/1994Wed 23 MarCrystal Palace0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1992/1993Mon 12 AprCrystal Palace4 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
1992/1993Mon 28 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 1Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Eagles score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Boro have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 26 points from their 30 games thus far. Middlesbrough's 42 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Eagles, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.