Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 03 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Manchester United v Birmingham City fixture

Blues face Manchester United at Old Trafford 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 24 and win only 9 of the 41 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was less than a year ago, in December 2002, with Man Utd running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 04 FebBirmingham0 - 1Man UtdPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecMan Utd2 - 0BirminghamPREM
1985/1986Sat 29 MarBirmingham1 - 1Man UtdDIV1
1985/1986Wed 01 JanMan Utd1 - 0BirminghamDIV1
1983/1984Sat 07 AprMan Utd1 - 0BirminghamDIV1
1983/1984Tue 07 FebBirmingham2 - 2Man UtdDIV1
1982/1983Sat 15 JanBirmingham1 - 2Man UtdDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, The Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 2.

The 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. Just 5 goals have been scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Man Utd sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 16 points from their 7 games. Blues sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 14 points from their 6 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd641112213

Prediction ...

I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man UtdUnbeaten in the last 13 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Birmingham4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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