FM Preview: Southampton v Birmingham City 18 Sep 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th September 2011
The game between Southampton and Birmingham City in the Championship on 18th September 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Southampton v Birmingham City fixture
Southampton are ready to welcome Birmingham City to St. Marys on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, winning 58.33% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was within the last three years, in August 2009, with Birmingham City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2009/2010||Tue 25 Aug||Southampton||1-2||Birmingham C.||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Mar||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Southampton||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 26 Aug||Southampton||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Sat 16 Aug||Southampton||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Southampton||Championship|
|2006/2007||Wed 29 Nov||Southampton||4 - 3||Birmingham C.||Championship|
|2004/2005||Wed 02 Feb||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Southampton||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Southampton could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Saints have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.
In complete contrast to Southampton, Birmingham City are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Blues have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 15 points from the 6 games they have played so far.
Birmingham City's 7 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Saints's form is quite poor at the moment, but we see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win
|Southampton||Won 13 successive home games.
15 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 18 .
|Birmingham City||Not won in previous 11 away matches.
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