FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Crystal Palace fixture

Sunderland are ready to welcome Crystal Palace to Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 3 of the 20 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in January 2005, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Fri 22 DecCrystal Palace1 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2004/2005Sat 08 JanSunderland2-1Crystal PalaceFAC
2003/2004Mon 17 MaySunderland2 - 1Crystal PalaceD1PO
2003/2004Fri 14 MayCrystal Palace3 - 2SunderlandD1PO
2003/2004Wed 21 AprCrystal Palace3 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 SepSunderland2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Wed 17 JanCrystal Palace2 - 4SunderlandFAC

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Black Cats in those games, with 3 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 46 points from their 29 games so far. Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 38 points from their 29 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sunderland may be coming up against a decent side in Crystal Palace, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Black Cats. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.