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Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 26 and win only 12 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 30 SepDerby County1 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 02 FebBirmingham C.1 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2007/2008Sat 25 AugDerby County1 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2006/2007Fri 09 MarBirmingham C.1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 21 OctDerby County0 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 20 AprDerby County1 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP
1995/1996Tue 21 NovBirmingham C.1 - 4Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 52 points from 28 games. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 27 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6123385
Derby County62138117

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Birmingham C. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.