FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 14 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Sunday 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 just last season, in November 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 04 DecArsenal3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 01 MayArsenal0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovBirmingham C.0 - 3ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sun 12 JanBirmingham C.0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sun 18 AugArsenal2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
1997/1998Tue 14 OctArsenal4 - 1Birmingham C.LC
1985/1986Sat 03 MayBirmingham C.0 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 0 have been let in at the wrong end.

Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 42 points from their 37 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 83 points from their 37 games.

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

Arsenal are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 7 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.