FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 12 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 5 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was just last season, in February 2003, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 13 DecCrystal Palace1 - 0Nottm. ForestLD1
2002/2003Sat 08 FebNottm. Forest2-1Crystal PalaceLD1
2002/2003Sat 09 NovCrystal Palace0 - 0Nottm. ForestLD1
2001/2002Thu 20 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1Nottm. ForestLD1
2001/2002Sat 25 AugNottm. Forest4 - 2Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Sun 14 JanNottm. Forest0 - 3Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Mon 28 AugCrystal Palace2 - 3Nottm. ForestLD1

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Forest have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Eagles, and 7 goals against.

Nottm. Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 38 points from 35 matches. Crystal Palace's 51 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6231879
Crystal Palace641116813

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Forest at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Eagles come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Crystal Palace 11 games since last away draw.