FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 24 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Crystal Palace fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at St. Marys on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 20 wins out of 30 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in November 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 07 MayCrystal Palace2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2004/2005Sat 27 NovSouthampton2-2Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Fri 26 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Wed 27 AugSouthampton1 - 0Crystal PalacePREM
1994/1995Wed 03 MaySouthampton3 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1994/1995Sat 26 NovCrystal Palace0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1992/1993Sat 16 JanSouthampton1 - 0Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Eagles's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Southampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 29 matches. Crystal Palace's total of 48 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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

Southampton are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Crystal Palace running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.