Manchester City Match Preview

Last updated : 16 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Manchester City v Birmingham City fixture

Birmingham City face a trip to Eastlands at tea-time on Saturday, and have come away with little in previous meetings on Manchester City's home soil, having been beaten a depressing 46 out of 66 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Eastlands was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Man City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 20 AugBirmingham C.1 - 2Man CityPREM
2004/2005Wed 20 AprMan City3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Tue 24 AugBirmingham C.1 - 0Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 08 FebMan City0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBirmingham C.2 - 1Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sun 16 MarMan City1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 26 OctBirmingham C.0 - 2Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Sky Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Birmingham City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Man City's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Birmingham City are stuck down in the relegation zone of the Barclays Premiership with a return of just 12 points from their 15 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Man City621398
Birmingham C.621356

STB prediction ...

Birmingham City have an average recent record on the road and I think they come away from Manchester with a share of the spoils at least Man City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man CityFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Birmingham CityWon two and drawn two of their seven league games away from home thus far this season