FM Preview: Birmingham City v Middlesbrough 17 Mar 2012

Last updated : 16 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 8 of the 51 games.

The last time the two teams met at Birmingham City was just over four years ago, in December 2007, with Birmingham City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 21 Aug Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2007/2008 Wed 26 Dec Birmingham C. 3 - 0 Middlesbrough Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 01 Sep Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Birmingham C. Premier League
2005/2006 Sat 04 Mar Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Birmingham C. Premiership
2005/2006 Tue 23 Aug Birmingham C. 0 - 3 Middlesbrough Premiership
2004/2005 Sun 26 Dec Birmingham C. 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 11 Sep Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Birmingham C. Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Birmingham City lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 56 points from their 35 games so far.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 59 points from 35 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 1 2 3 8 11 5
Middlesbrough 6 4 0 2 10 7 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Boro has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Birmingham City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.

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