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 55 games played, Villans have recorded 19 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 22 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sun 12 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 22 Feb||Aston Villa||2 - 2||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 19 Oct||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 03 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 16 Sep||Birmingham C.||3 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1993/1994||Wed 06 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||LC|
|1993/1994||Tue 21 Sep||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Aston Villa||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.
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 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 32 points from their 29 games played so far, Aston Villa's 38 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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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
|Birmingham C.||8 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Aston Villa||Last drawn game 5 outings ago.|