FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 19 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace fixture

Blackburn R. play host to Crystal Palace at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, winning 52.63% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Blackburn R. was just over four years ago, in August 2000, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 DecCrystal Palace0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2000/2001Fri 22 DecCrystal Palace2 - 3Blackburn R.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 12 AugBlackburn R.2-0Crystal PalaceCHMP
1999/2000Sat 29 AprCrystal Palace2 - 1Blackburn R.CHMP
1999/2000Wed 20 OctBlackburn R.1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1997/1998Sun 28 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Sat 30 AugCrystal Palace1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 3 conceded.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 20 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 36 points from their 32 matches. Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 27 points from their 33 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.6222448
Crystal Palace61236125

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Crystal Palace is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Rovers in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 11 games since last home draw.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 12 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.