Manchester United Match Preview

Last updated : 27 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Birmingham City v Manchester United fixture

Birmingham City prepare to entertain Manchester United at St. Andrew's on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two sides on home soil. Of the 46 games played, Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Man Utd. have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was just last week when the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 20 DecBirmingham C.1-3Man Utd.LGEC
2004/2005Sat 05 FebMan Utd.2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sat 16 OctBirmingham C.0 - 0Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 10 AprBirmingham C.1 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 04 OctMan Utd.3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Tue 04 FebBirmingham C.0 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecMan Utd.2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Blues have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Man Utd. however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Red Devils, and 2 goals against.

Blues are currently stuck down in the relegation zone of the Barclays Premiership with a return of just 12 points from their 17 games thus far. Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 40 points from their 18 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Birmingham City6114613
Man Utd.6411144

STB prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Blues at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in their fortunes against an in-form Man Utd side. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.7 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man Utd.10 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.