FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 29 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 7 of the 52 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2004, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 21 NovBlackburn R.3 - 3Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 15 MayBlackburn R.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 JanBirmingham C.4 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2003/2004Sat 06 DecBirmingham C.0 - 4Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 18 JanBlackburn R.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugBirmingham C.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2000/2001Wed 14 MarBirmingham C.0 - 2Blackburn R.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 4 conceded.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 2 goals scored and conceded.

Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 39 points from their 35 games played so far, Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 41 points from their 35 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6141567
Blackburn R.6231549

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Blackburn R. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at St. Andrew's will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Blackburn R.Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.