Charlton Athletic Match Preview

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City fixture

Blues face Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the home of the South London side. Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 3 of the 23 games played between the two sides at The Valley.

The most recent encounter between these two teams at The Valley was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as Blues ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 03 NovBirmingham City1 - 2Charlton Ath.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprCharlton Ath.0 - 2Birmingham CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecBirmingham City1 - 1Charlton Ath.PREM
1999/2000Sat 30 OctBirmingham City1 - 0Charlton Ath.LD1
1999/2000Sat 02 OctCharlton Ath.1 - 0Birmingham CityLD1
1997/1998Sun 03 MayBirmingham City0 - 0Charlton Ath.LD1
1997/1998Wed 22 OctCharlton Ath.1 - 1Birmingham CityLD1

Recent respective form guides

Charlton Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, and drawing the other. The Addicks have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

The current away form of Blues is pretty dire, losing two and drawing 4 of their last six matches on the road. While the Blues have hit 7 goals, an alarming 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Charlton's 47 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the Barclaycard Premiership table, in 7th position. Blues' 46 points from 33 games sees them lie one spot behind Charlton in 8th position .. view league table

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Charlton Ath.6213687
Birmingham City61149124

STB Prediction ...

We see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Addicks, as the Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Charlton AthleticFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
One win in four most recent games.
Birmingham CityNot won in previous 9 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

Ref Watch:

St Helens official Chris Foy is the man in the middle at The Valley .. click here

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