FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 06 November 2009 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, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, Boro have recorded 5 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was just over four years ago, in April 2005, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Eagles in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 30 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 1Crystal PalaceLGEC
2004/2005Sat 02 AprCrystal Palace0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 28 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1995/1996Wed 08 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0Crystal PalaceLGEC
1995/1996Wed 25 OctCrystal Palace2 - 2MiddlesbroughLGEC
1993/1994Sun 01 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
1993/1994Wed 23 MarCrystal Palace0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Eagles's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 19 points from their 15 games played so far, Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 24 from their 15 games so far.

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

The away form of the Boro has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Crystal Palace. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 4 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.