FM Preview: Manchester United v Birmingham City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Birmingham City fixture

Man. Utd. prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Devils are clearly on top, having won 31 and lost only 9 of the 48 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was just last season, in August 2009, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecBirmingham C.1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sat 09 JanBirmingham C.1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sun 16 AugMan. Utd.1-0Birmingham C.PREM
2007/2008Tue 01 JanMan. Utd.1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2007/2008Sat 29 SepBirmingham C.0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 26 MarMan. Utd.3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Wed 28 DecBirmingham C.2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Red Devils have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 45 points from the 21 games played. Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.64208314
Birmingham C.6222998

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Birmingham C. 5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.