FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 05 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Birmingham City v West Ham United fixture

Birmingham C. are ready to welcome West Ham United to St. Andrew's on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 10 of the 41 games.

The previous match played between the two at St. Andrew's was within the last three years, in May 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sun 11 MayBirmingham C.2-2West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 05 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
1999/2000Tue 30 NovBirmingham C.2 - 3West Ham Utd.LGEC
1992/1993Sat 03 AprBirmingham C.1 - 2West Ham Utd.CHMP
1992/1993Sat 28 NovWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1989/1990Wed 04 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Birmingham C.LGEC
1989/1990Tue 19 SepBirmingham C.1 - 2West Ham Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Blues have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

West Ham Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Hammers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Birmingham C. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 9 points from their 13 games thus far. West Ham Utd.'s 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6213577
West Ham Utd.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at St. Andrew's for the Blues and the Madmen are unable to see past West Ham Utd. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.4 games since last home draw.
West Ham Utd.Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.