FM Preview: Birmingham City v Newcastle United 18 Dec 2010

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, 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:
2007/2008Mon 17 MarBirmingham C.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 08 DecNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2006/2007Wed 17 JanNewcastle Utd.1 - 5Birmingham C.FAC
2006/2007Sat 06 JanBirmingham C.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.FAC
2005/2006Sat 29 AprBirmingham C.0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 05 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sat 01 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Birmingham C.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Magpies have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 17 matches. Newcastle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 22 from their 17 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6231549
Newcastle Utd.61237125

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Magpies could well see them head back from St Andrew's with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.