FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 19 March 2005 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 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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 12 DecAston Villa1 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sun 22 FebAston Villa2 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sun 19 OctBirmingham C.0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Mon 03 MarAston Villa0 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Mon 16 SepBirmingham C.3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1993/1994Wed 06 OctAston Villa1 - 0Birmingham C.LC
1993/1994Tue 21 SepBirmingham C.0 - 1Aston VillaLC

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6204496
Aston Villa62138117

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. 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.