FM Preview: Birmingham City v Aston Villa 16 Jan 2011

Last updated : 15 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Birmingham City at St Andrew's at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 60 games played, Villans have recorded 22 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 24 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 01 DecBirmingham C.2 - 1Aston VillaLGEC
2010/2011Sun 31 OctAston Villa0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2009/2010Sun 25 AprAston Villa1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2009/2010Sun 13 SepBirmingham C.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sun 20 AprAston Villa5 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2007/2008Sun 11 NovBirmingham C.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sun 16 AprAston Villa3 - 1Birmingham C.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham C. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches. Aston Villa are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 21 points from their 21 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6213897
Aston Villa62139127

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Villans have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Aston Villa No sequences of note