FM Preview: Birmingham City v Derby County 03 Mar 2012

Last updated : 02 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Derby County fixture

Derby County pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 12 of the 50 games.

The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was more than three years back, in January 2009, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 06 Aug Derby County 2 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 13 Feb Derby County 1 - 2 Birmingham C. F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Tue 27 Jan Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Tue 30 Sep Derby County 1 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Derby County Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 25 Aug Derby County 1 - 2 Birmingham C. Premier League
2006/2007 Fri 09 Mar Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Derby County Championship

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Rams have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Birmingham City's total of 54 points from their 32 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 42 points from their 32 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 2 3 1 6 4 9
Derby County 6 0 1 5 2 11 1

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Derby County Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.

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