FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 18 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's 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 12 and win only 5 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in October 2004, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blues in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 26 FebCrystal Palace2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sat 30 OctBirmingham C.0 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
2001/2002Mon 01 AprCrystal Palace0 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
2001/2002Tue 11 DecBirmingham C.1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Tue 06 MarCrystal Palace1 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 14 OctBirmingham C.2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1999/2000Sat 22 AprCrystal Palace0 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. While Blues have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Eagles have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Birmingham C.'s total of 7 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 3 games giving them a return of 9 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6231329
Crystal Palace63126610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace face a tough task at Birmingham, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from St. Andrew's with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Crystal PalaceWon each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.