FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Derby County fixture

Derby County pack their bags to visit Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Rams have recorded 8 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 9 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was within the last three years, in October 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 21 FebDerby County2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 05 MarDerby County0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Tue 17 SepCrystal Palace0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 AprCrystal Palace3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1997/1998Sat 20 DecDerby County0 - 0Crystal PalacePREM
1995/1996Sun 28 AprDerby County2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

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 6 conceded.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 35 points from their 23 games so far. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 25 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6123585
Derby County62406310

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Eagles, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Derby County Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.