FM Preview: Birmingham City v Manchester City 02 Feb 2011

Last updated : 01 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 46 and win only 16 of the 73 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 13 NovMan. City0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2009/2010Sun 11 AprMan. City5 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2009/2010Sun 01 NovBirmingham C.0 - 0Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 MarBirmingham C.3 - 1Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 20 OctMan. City1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecMan. City4 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugBirmingham C.1 - 2Man. CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 22 matches. Man. City's total of 45 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6312121210
Man. City62311199

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Sky Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Man. City Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.