Southampton prepare to entertain Birmingham City at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 13 and lost only 5 of the 21 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was two seasons ago, in November 2006, as the Saints squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Wed 29 Nov||Southampton||4-3||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Wed 02 Feb||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 24 Oct||Southampton||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Southampton||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Birmingham C.||3 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Saints score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
The away form of Birmingham C. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Blues have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Southampton find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 0 points from their 1 matches. Birmingham C. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 3 from their 1 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the Saints, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Southampton||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Birmingham C.||7 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.