FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 22nd October 2007
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at 20:00 on Tuesday 23rd October 2007 in the Championship.
Stoke City face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2006, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Eagles 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||Mon 09 Apr||Stoke City||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Crystal Palace 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, 9 to 7.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Crystal Palace are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 11 from their 11 matches played. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 17 from their 11 games so far.
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 ...
The away form of the Potters has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Crystal Palace. Away win
|Crystal Palace||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
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