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History of the Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Forest have recorded 6 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2008, with Nottm. Forest inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Eagles in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 28 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Sat 04 OctNottm. Forest0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 MarNottm. Forest3 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecCrystal Palace1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 FebNottm. Forest2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 09 NovCrystal Palace0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2001/2002Thu 20 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Eagles have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The Forest have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 12 matches. Nottm. Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 22 from their 13 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace63217411
Nottm. Forest65017215

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Undefeated in last 9 away games.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.