FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Bradford City v Crystal Palace fixture

Bradford City prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 11 previous games, with the Bantams winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2003, the Bantams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 16 SepCrystal Palace0 - 1Bradford CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 08 MarBradford City2-1Crystal PalaceLD1
2002/2003Tue 13 AugCrystal Palace1 - 1Bradford CityLD1
2001/2002Sat 29 DecBradford City1 - 2Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Tue 16 OctCrystal Palace2 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Sun 28 MarCrystal Palace1 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Tue 19 JanBradford City2 - 1Crystal PalaceLD1

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Bantams have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bradford City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 23 points from their 28 games thus far. Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 35 points from their 28 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bradford City6204386
Crystal Palace631211610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Bantams 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:
Bradford City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Crystal Palace 8 games since last away draw.