FM Preview: Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion 05 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th March 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion at 12:45 on 5th March 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion fixture
West Bromwich Albion travel to take on Birmingham City at St Andrew's at lunchtime on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 25 of the 61 previous games, with the hosts winning just 20.
The last time the two teams met at Birmingham City was just over four years ago, in October 2006, with Birmingham City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 18 Sep||West Brom.||3 - 1||Birmingham C.||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Sun 18 Mar||West Brom.||1 - 1||Birmingham C.||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Oct||Birmingham C.||2 - 0||West Brom.||Championship|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Mar||Birmingham C.||1 - 1||West Brom.||Premiership|
|2005/2006||Sat 27 Aug||West Brom.||2 - 3||Birmingham C.||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sun 06 Mar||West Brom.||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Dec||Birmingham C.||4 - 0||West Brom.||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.
In complete contrast to Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. The Baggies have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.
Birmingham City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 26 matches.
West Bromwich Albion are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 28 matches.
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||0||4||2||7||12||4|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
The Baggies are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Birmingham City. Home win
|Birmingham City||4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|West Bromwich Albion||Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here