Manchester United Match Preview

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Birmingham City v Manchester United fixture

Blues prepare to entertain Manchester United at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two sides on home soil. Of the 43 games played, Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Manchester United have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was just last season, in February 2003, with Man Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Blues in a Premiership match .. view match report

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 04 OctMan Utd.3 - 0Birmingham CityPREM
2002/2003Tue 04 FebBirmingham City0-1Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecMan Utd.2 - 0Birmingham CityPREM
1985/1986Sat 29 MarBirmingham City1 - 1Man Utd.DIV1
1985/1986Wed 01 JanMan Utd.1 - 0Birmingham CityDIV1
1983/1984Sat 07 AprMan Utd.1 - 0Birmingham CityDIV1
1983/1984Tue 07 FebBirmingham City2 - 2Man Utd.DIV1

Recent respective form guides

Blues are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These six games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Blues, with 5 goals against.

Man Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Red Devils have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Blues find themselves in a respectable 6th position in the Barclaycard Premier League table, courtesy of the 46 points they have accumulated from 31 games. Man Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 62 points from their 30 games .. view league table

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

Current form guides:PWDLFA
Birmingham City6312128
Manchester United632197

Prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, we're predicting the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham City7 games since last home draw.
Manchester United4 games since last defeat.

Ref Watch ..

Banbury official Dermot Gallagher is the man in the middle .. click here

Blues Team News ....

Long term injury casualty David Dunn is unlikely to figure this weekend but Blues had no reported injury worries following the away game at Fulham last weekend so the same squad is expected to be named for this game.

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