FootyMAD Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 26 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Birmingham City v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 7 of the 37 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sun 07 AprBirmingham1 - 1PortsmouthLD1
2001/2002Tue 30 OctPortsmouth1 - 1BirminghamLD1
2000/2001Mon 16 AprBirmingham0 - 0PortsmouthLD1
2000/2001Sat 28 OctPortsmouth1 - 1BirminghamLD1
1999/2000Tue 07 MarBirmingham1 - 0PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Sat 06 NovPortsmouth2 - 2BirminghamLD1
1998/1999Sat 06 MarBirmingham4 - 1PortsmouthLD1

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Pompey, and 5 goals against.

Birmingham's 11 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Portsmouth's 9 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Portsmouth Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.