FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Birmingham City v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Saints have recorded 4 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as the Blues edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugSouthampton0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprBirmingham C.3 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecSouthampton2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
1985/1986Sat 19 AprBirmingham C.0 - 2SouthamptonDIV1
1985/1986Sat 16 NovSouthampton1 - 0Birmingham C.DIV1
1983/1984Sat 12 MayBirmingham C.0 - 0SouthamptonDIV1
1983/1984Sat 17 DecSouthampton2 - 1Birmingham C.DIV1

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Blues have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Birmingham C.'s 26 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Southampton's 27 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6303999

FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Southampton on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Saints. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
SouthamptonLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.