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Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Birmingham City v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 4 of the 29 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in March 2007, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepCardiff City1 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP
2006/2007Sun 04 MarBirmingham C.1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 26 AugCardiff City2 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 15 AprBirmingham C.2 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
1994/1995Wed 28 DecCardiff City0 - 1Birmingham C.LGE1
1989/1990Tue 10 AprCardiff City0 - 1Birmingham C.LGE1
1989/1990Tue 31 OctBirmingham C.1 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Blues's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 51 points from 26 games. Cardiff City's total of 44 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.6213367
Cardiff City642010414

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Bluebirds out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 4 away games.
10 games since last defeat.