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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Wed 20 Apr||Man City||3 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.