Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Birmingham City at St. Andrew's at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 12 of the 51 games.
The last time the two teams met at Birmingham C. was back in April 2002, over five years ago, with Birmingham C. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Tue 24 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 4||Birmingham C.||LGEC|
|2001/2002||Sun 21 Apr||Birmingham C.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 17 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 10 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 1||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 09 Sep||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sun 26 Dec||Birmingham C.||0 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Blues, with 7 goals against.
The The Blades 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. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the The Blades to come away from it with a creditable draw. Score draw
|Birmingham C.||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
|Sheff. Utd.||6 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.