FM Preview: Southampton v Birmingham City 18 Sep 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 5 0 1 15 8 15
Birmingham City 6 2 2 2 10 8 8

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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