Poor, poor Crystal Palace. With just the one Premier League win this calendar year; Alan Pardew’s side will be thankful their form during the first-half of the season was much improved, as the Eagles sit below rock-bottom and Championship bound Aston Villa in 2016’s form table.
After defeating fellow relegation candidates Norwich City 1-0 for their first taste of success since December 19, 2015; their ‘lucky’ 13th attempt at securing all three points in the English top-flight this year, it seems that hugely awaited breakthrough against the Canaries at Selhurst Park earlier this month will be enough to keep them up come May.
Pardew’s men are currently 16th in the league standings, just 11 points above the bottom three, but fortunately for Palace there are only five Premier League games remaining of the 2015/16 campaign.
After such a blistering start to the season; where many pundits, fans and admirers were tipping the Eagles to be fighting for European football next term, Palace hit the self-destruct button come the turn of the New Year, collecting just seven points in 2016 so far with four further draws, but they have lost nine times in their last 14 outings.