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:|
|2005/2006||Sun 16 Apr||Aston Villa||3 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 16 Oct||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 20 Mar||Birmingham C.||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.