Wimbledon Match Preview

Last updated : 22 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Birmingham City v Wimbledon fixture

Blues face Wimbledon in an FA Cup 4th Round tie on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes against The Dons. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 4 and win only 1 of the 5 games played between the two sides at St. Andrews.

The last time the two sides met at St. Andrews was just two years ago in January 2002 with the Dons taking all three points in a Nationwide First Division match with a 2-0 victory ... view match report

The only time the two sides have met in the FA Cup was back in January 1989, The Dons running out 1-0 winners at St. Andrews on that occasion.

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 19 JanBirmingham City0 - 2WimbledonDIV1
2001/2002Sat 14 AugWimbledon3 - 1Birmingham CityDIV1
2000/2001Sat 07 AprWimbledon3 - 1Birmingham CityDIV1
2000/2001Sat 09 DecBirmingham City0 - 3WimbledonDIV1
1998/1999Wed 28 OctBirmingham City1 - 2WimbledonLGCUP
1988/1989Sat 07 JanBirmingham City0 - 1WimbledonFACUP
1984/1985Sat 22 DecWimbledon1 - 2Birmingham CityDIV2

Recent respective form guides..

Blues have managed to pick up three wins from their last six home games, losing three. Whilst they have scored 9 goals, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Wimbledon have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Current Form Guides PWDLFAP
Birmingham City6312977

Prediction ...

Blues have a terrible record against Wimbledon but on current form, with Steve Bruce's side halfway up the Premier League and the Dons firmly rooted to the foot of the 1st Division Table, I can't see anything but a Blues win and a passage into the fifth round for the first time under Bruce's leadership .. Home Win