Man City prepare to entertain Birmingham City at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 44 wins out of 64 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in February 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 24 Aug||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 08 Feb||Man City||0-0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Dec||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 16 Mar||Man City||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Oct||Birmingham C.||0 - 2||Man City||PREM|
|2001/2002||Tue 05 Mar||Birmingham C.||1 - 2||Man City||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Wed 10 Oct||Man City||6 - 0||Birmingham C.||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
The away form of Birmingham C. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Blues have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 41 points from their 33 games played so far, Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 38 points from their 33 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Sky Blues's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Birmingham C.. Home Win
|Man City||4 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Birmingham C.||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.