Southampton Match Preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Birmingham City v Southampton fixture

Blues prepare to entertain Southampton at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two on home soil.

Of the 16 games played, Blues have recorded 6 wins, and Southampton have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as the Blues squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 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 23 AugSouthampton0 - 0Birmingham CityPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprBirmingham City3-2SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecSouthampton2 - 0Birmingham CityPREM
1985/1986Sat 19 AprBirmingham City0 - 2SouthamptonDIV1
1985/1986Sat 16 NovSouthampton1 - 0Birmingham CityDIV1
1983/1984Sat 12 MayBirmingham City0 - 0SouthamptonDIV1
1983/1984Sat 17 DecSouthampton2 - 1Birmingham CityDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Blues have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Whilst they have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Blues' 26 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Southampton's 27 points from 20 games sees them also lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

Current form guides last six games:PWDLFAP
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Prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Blues but with home advantage against a side struggling to score goals I can see no no further than a victory for Steve Bruce's side.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham City6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
SouthamptonLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.