FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa travel to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in November 1997, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepAston Villa1 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
2003/2004Wed 03 DecAston Villa3 - 0Crystal PalaceLC
1997/1998Sat 14 MarAston Villa3 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Sat 08 NovCrystal Palace1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
1994/1995Tue 04 AprCrystal Palace0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1994/1995Wed 30 NovCrystal Palace4 - 1Aston VillaLC
1994/1995Sat 27 AugAston Villa1 - 1Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Aston Villa's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 15 points from their 21 games thus far. Aston Villa's 28 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace60244112
Aston Villa6114384

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Villans out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Crystal Palace. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.