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 May 2005, the Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sun 02 Oct||Arsenal||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 15 May||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 May||Arsenal||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 22 Nov||Birmingham C.||0 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 12 Jan||Birmingham C.||0 - 4||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 18 Aug||Arsenal||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 5 goals against.
In complete contrast to Birmingham C., Arsenal are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.
Birmingham C. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 20 points from their 23 games thus far. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 37 points they have accumulated from 23 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Gunners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Birmingham C.||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Arsenal||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.