FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 32 games played, Saints have recorded 9 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 11 AugSouthampton1 - 4Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Tue 26 DecSouthampton1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Tue 12 SepCrystal Palace0 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 AprCrystal Palace2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Wed 25 JanSouthampton0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2004/2005Sat 07 MayCrystal Palace2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2004/2005Sat 27 NovSouthampton2 - 2Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 5 conceded.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Saints's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Crystal Palace's total of 44 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 37 points from their 29 games played so far,

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

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Crystal Palace may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace No sequences of note
Southampton Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.