FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Sheffield United fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 24 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 4Birmingham C.LGEC
2001/2002Sun 21 AprBirmingham C.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 17 NovSheff. Utd.4 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 10 FebSheff. Utd.3 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 09 SepBirmingham C.1 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 25 MarSheff. Utd.1 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP
1999/2000Sun 26 DecBirmingham C.0 - 2Sheff. 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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.61238135
Sheff. Utd.641113713

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

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Sheff. Utd. 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.