FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 08 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Derby County fixture

Derby County travel to take on Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Birmingham C. was more than a decade ago, in November 1995, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 21 OctDerby County0 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 20 AprDerby County1 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1995/1996Tue 21 NovBirmingham C.1 - 4Derby CountyCHMP
1993/1994Sat 26 FebDerby County1 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1993/1994Sat 04 SepBirmingham C.3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1992/1993Tue 06 AprBirmingham C.1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1992/1993Sat 12 DecDerby County3 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Birmingham C. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 67 points from the 35 games they have played so far. Derby County are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 36 games giving them a return of 69 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.64115313
Derby County621310107

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Rams to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Derby County take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Derby County 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.