FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 19 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 52 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 15 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2006, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 09 AugSunderland0 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebBirmingham C.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 26 NovSunderland0 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Wed 25 FebBirmingham C.0 - 2SunderlandFAC
2003/2004Sat 14 FebSunderland1 - 1Birmingham C.FAC
2002/2003Sat 12 AprBirmingham C.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovSunderland0 - 1Birmingham C.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Blues's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

The The Black Cats have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Black Cats, and 1 goals against.

Birmingham C. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 60 points from the 31 games they have played so far. Sunderland's total of 56 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.631211810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sunderland are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sunderland 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.