FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 04 November 2005 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 afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 46 games played, Magpies have recorded 23 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in January 2005, the Magpies carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 01 JanNewcastle Utd.2-1Birmingham C.PREM
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.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Newcastle Utd.'s 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Birmingham C. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 6 points from their 11 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.64118313
Birmingham C.6114484

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Magpies's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Birmingham C.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Birmingham C. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.