FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 08 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, Red Devils have recorded 14 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 16 victories.

The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was within the last three years, in September 2007, with Man. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blues in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2005/2006Tue 20 DecBirmingham C.1 - 3Man. Utd.LGEC
2004/2005Sat 05 FebMan. Utd.2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Blues score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Man. Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Red Devils pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.

Birmingham C. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 32 points from their 20 games so far. Man. Utd.'s total of 43 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.63305212
Man. Utd.63031169

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Red Devils to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Man. Utd. take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Man. Utd. 15 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.