FM Preview: Birmingham City v Newcastle United 15 Feb 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 14th February 2011
The game between Birmingham City and Newcastle United in the Premier League on Tuesday, 15th February 2011 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Newcastle Utd. pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 51 games played, Magpies have recorded 14 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 23 victories.
The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was within the last three years, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Mon 17 Mar||Birmingham C.||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 17 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 5||Birmingham C.||FAC|
|2006/2007||Sat 06 Jan||Birmingham C.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 01 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.
Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Magpies have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Birmingham C. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 25 matches. Newcastle Utd.'s 32 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Birmingham C.||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.