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Last updated : 22 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 29 and win only 7 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2004, with Birmingham C. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 26 DecBirmingham C.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarMiddlesbrough5 - 3Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Wed 03 MarBirmingham C.3 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 AprBirmingham C.3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 SepMiddlesbrough1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
1997/1998Sat 07 FebBirmingham C.1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Birmingham C. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 1 points from their 2 matches. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 1 points from 2 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.