Charlton Athletic Match Preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City fixture

Blues face a trip to Charlton on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 3 of the 24 games played between the two sides at The Valley.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Valley was less than a year ago, in April 2004, where they shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepBirmingham C.1 - 1Charlton Ath.PREM
2003/2004Sat 17 AprCharlton Ath.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Mon 03 NovBirmingham C.1 - 2Charlton Ath.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprCharlton Ath.0 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecBirmingham C.1 - 1Charlton Ath.PREM
1999/2000Sat 30 OctBirmingham C.1 - 0Charlton Ath.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 02 OctCharlton Ath.1 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Charlton Athletic are showing reasonable home form of late, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Addicks in those games, with 9 conceded.

Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Blues have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Charlton's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position whilst Blues see themselves just below half way in 13th place in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 26 points from their 22 games played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Charlton Athletic631296
Birmingham City6402146

STB prediction ...

Both sides will go into the game at The Valley showing recent good form and I'm expecting the Blues to come away from it with a creditable draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Charlton Athletic9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Birmingham City5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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