FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Birmingham City fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Birmingham City at St. James' Park on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 45 games played, Magpies have recorded 22 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in August 2003, with Birmingham C. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Magpies in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 03 OctBirmingham C.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 31 JanBirmingham C.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 30 AugNewcastle Utd.0-1Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 03 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepBirmingham C.0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2000/2001Wed 29 NovBirmingham C.2 - 1Newcastle Utd.LC
1999/2000Tue 12 OctBirmingham C.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.LC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Magpies have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Birmingham C.'s away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches. Birmingham C.'s 26 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.60335123
Birmingham C.641112713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Magpies at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd.Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Birmingham C.4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.