FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2007
The game between Stoke City and Crystal Palace in the Championship on Monday 9th April 2007 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Britannia Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 22 games played, Potters have recorded 8 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 6 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in March 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 13 Mar||Stoke City||1-3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 27 Aug||Crystal Palace||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 14 Feb||Crystal Palace||6 - 3||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 25 Nov||Stoke City||0 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.
Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 64 points from their 41 games so far. Crystal Palace's 58 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Potters's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Crystal Palace. Home Win
|Stoke City||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Crystal Palace||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.|
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