FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 15 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Birmingham City fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 14 AprBirmingham C.2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Wed 29 NovSouthampton4-3Birmingham C.CHMP
2004/2005Wed 02 FebBirmingham C.2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2004/2005Sun 24 OctSouthampton0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 10 JanBirmingham C.2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sat 23 AugSouthampton0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprBirmingham C.3 - 2SouthamptonPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.