FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Birmingham City v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2003, where Arsenal annihilated the Gunners 0 - 4 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sun 12 JanBirmingham0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sun 18 AugArsenal2 - 0BirminghamPREM
1985/1986Sat 03 MayBirmingham0 - 1ArsenalDIV1
1985/1986Sat 30 NovArsenal0 - 0BirminghamDIV1
1983/1984Mon 23 AprBirmingham1 - 1ArsenalDIV1
1983/1984Tue 27 DecArsenal1 - 1BirminghamDIV1
1982/1983Tue 15 MarBirmingham2 - 1ArsenalDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 8 goals against.

Birmingham find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 12 games. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 30 points from the 12 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Gunners could well see them head back from St. Andrew's with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Arsenal 4 games since last defeat.