FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town 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 36 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 9 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, with Ipswich Town inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Eagles in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepIpswich Town1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 12 FebCrystal Palace0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sun 26 AugIpswich Town1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 03 FebCrystal Palace2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sat 05 AugIpswich Town1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 18 MarCrystal Palace2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Mon 26 DecIpswich Town0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Eagles, with 5 goals against.

Ipswich Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 40 points from their 26 games so far. Ipswich Town's 36 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace63219611
Ipswich Town6222868

FootyMad's prediction ...

Ipswich Town 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 PalaceWon 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Ipswich Town4 games since last defeat.