FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th January 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Birmingham City and Cardiff City at 15:00 on Saturday, 17th January 2009 in the Championship.
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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Cardiff City||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sun 04 Mar||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 26 Aug||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 15 Apr||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1994/1995||Wed 28 Dec||Cardiff City||0 - 1||Birmingham C.||LGE1|
|1989/1990||Tue 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 1||Birmingham C.||LGE1|
|1989/1990||Tue 31 Oct||Birmingham C.||1 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
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.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.
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