FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 03 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Birmingham City fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 48 games played, Boro have recorded 19 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in September 2004, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 23 AugBirmingham C.0 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Blues have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 26 matches. Birmingham C. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 23 points from their 26 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.63125710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Boro's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Birmingham C.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Birmingham C. Last drawn game 6 outings ago.