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History of the Birmingham City v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St. Andrew's at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 57 games played, Villans have recorded 20 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in October 2005, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blues in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 16 AprAston Villa3 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sun 16 OctBirmingham C.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sun 20 MarBirmingham C.2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Villans, and 5 goals against.

Birmingham C. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 12 matches. Aston Villa's 18 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.61055123
Aston Villa62229108

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Villans has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Aston Villa Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.