FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace 10 Dec 2011

Last updated : 09 December 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 20 wins out of 30 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in December 2010, with Nottingham Forest running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Crystal Palace 0 - 3 Nottm. Forest Championship
2010/2011 Sat 18 Dec Nottm. Forest 3-0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Tue 23 Mar Nottm. Forest 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 24 Oct Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Nottm. Forest 0 - 2 Crystal Palace Championship
2003/2004 Sat 13 Mar Nottm. Forest 3 - 2 Crystal Palace League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Forest have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Eagles's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 20 points from their 20 games thus far.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 27 points from their 20 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 2 0 4 4 11 6
Crystal Palace 6 1 2 3 4 9 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottingham Forest are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace 12 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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