FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Birmingham City fixture

Arsenal are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 39 and drawing 19 of the 63 games played.

The previous match played between the two at Emirates Stadium was within the last three years, in October 2005, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 FebBirmingham C.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 02 OctArsenal1-0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sun 15 MayBirmingham C.2 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. The Gunners have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Birmingham C. are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Blues have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 50 points from the 21 games played. Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 21 matches.

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

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 21 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Birmingham C. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.