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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 26 Feb||Crystal Palace||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Oct||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Crystal Palace||PREM|
|2001/2002||Mon 01 Apr||Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Tue 11 Dec||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Tue 06 Mar||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Oct||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 22 Apr||Crystal Palace||0 - 2||Birmingham 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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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
|Birmingham C.||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Crystal Palace||Won each of the previous 3 matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.