FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 28 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Birmingham City fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 34 and lost only 12 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium Of Light was just last season, in August 2006, with Birmingham C. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Black Cats in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 15 AugBirmingham C.2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2006/2007Tue 20 FebBirmingham C.1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The The Black Cats's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Birmingham C. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blues have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 20 points from their 23 games thus far. Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 23 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that The Black Cats's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Birmingham C.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Birmingham C. Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.