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:|
|2002/2003||Sun 12 Jan||Birmingham||0 - 4||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 18 Aug||Arsenal||2 - 0||Birmingham||PREM|
|1985/1986||Sat 03 May||Birmingham||0 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1985/1986||Sat 30 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 0||Birmingham||DIV1|
|1983/1984||Mon 23 Apr||Birmingham||1 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1983/1984||Tue 27 Dec||Arsenal||1 - 1||Birmingham||DIV1|
|1982/1983||Tue 15 Mar||Birmingham||2 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.|