FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 17 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers 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 was two seasons ago, in December 2005, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Blues in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 13 FebWest Ham Utd.3 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Mon 05 DecBirmingham C.1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 11 MayBirmingham C.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 05 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
1999/2000Tue 30 NovBirmingham C.2 - 3West Ham Utd.LGEC
1992/1993Sat 03 AprBirmingham C.1 - 2West Ham Utd.CHMP
1992/1993Sat 28 NovWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 4 conceded.

West Ham Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Hammers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 1 points from their 2 games played so far, West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 0 points from their 1 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.631211910
West Ham Utd.64029712

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Hammers to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see West Ham Utd. take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 17 outings ago.