FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 07 December 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 Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 33 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 less than a year ago, in February 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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 02 FebCrystal Palace1 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. 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, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 30 points from their 21 games so far. Southampton are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 22 from their 21 matches played.

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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 Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Southampton Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.