FM Preview: Birmingham City v Crystal Palace 15 Dec 2012

Last updated : 14 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrews on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 5 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrews was less than a year ago, in April 2012, with Birmingham City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 07 Apr Birmingham C. 3 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2011/2012 Mon 19 Dec Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Tue 24 Feb Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Tue 21 Oct Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2006/2007 Sat 17 Feb Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2006/2007 Sat 19 Aug Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2004/2005 Sat 26 Feb Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Birmingham C. Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Crystal Palace however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Birmingham City are currently lying in 19th place in npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 24 from their 21 matches played.

Crystal Palace are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 41 points from the 21 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 1 2 3 9 11 5
Crystal Palace 6 3 2 1 11 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from St. Andrews with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City 5 games since last home draw.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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