FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 19 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Birmingham City fixture

Man. City prepare to entertain Birmingham City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 47 wins out of 67 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was two seasons ago, in December 2005, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 DecMan. City4-1Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugBirmingham C.1 - 2Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. The Sky Blues have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

In complete contrast to Man. City, Birmingham C. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blues have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 19 points from their 9 games. Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 8 points from their 9 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City641111613
Birmingham C.6114284

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Man. City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Sky Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 6 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Birmingham C. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.