FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 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 at tea-time on Saturday, 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 45 and win only 15 of the 70 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in August 2004, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 20 AprMan City3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Tue 24 AugBirmingham C.1 - 0Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 08 FebMan City0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBirmingham C.2 - 1Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sun 16 MarMan City1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 26 OctBirmingham C.0 - 2Man CityPREM
2001/2002Tue 05 MarBirmingham C.1 - 2Man CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.

Man City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Birmingham C.'s 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 1 points from their 1 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6222578
Man City63308212

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Sky Blues could well see them head back from St. Andrew's with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Man City Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.