FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers 03 Nov 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 2nd November 2012
The game between Crystal Palace and Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on 3rd November 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers travel to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 5 of the 21 games.
The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in December 2004, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2004/2005||Wed 20 Apr||Blackburn R.||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Dec||Crystal Palace||0-0||Blackburn R.||Premiership|
|2000/2001||Fri 22 Dec||Crystal Palace||2 - 3||Blackburn R.||League Division One|
|2000/2001||Sat 12 Aug||Blackburn R.||2 - 0||Crystal Palace||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Sat 29 Apr||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Wed 20 Oct||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||League Division One|
|1997/1998||Sun 28 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 2||Crystal Palace||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Crystal Palace have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 14 to 12.
Blackburn Rovers have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.
Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 24 points from 13 games.
Blackburn Rovers's total of 23 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blackburn Rovers 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
|Crystal Palace||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
|Blackburn Rovers||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.
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