FM Preview: Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest 02 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottingham Forest face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrews on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 51 games played, Forest have recorded 19 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrews was less than a year ago, in February 2012, with Nottingham Forest inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Blues in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep Nottm. Forest 2 - 2 Birmingham C. Championship
2011/2012 Sat 25 Feb Birmingham C. 1 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2011/2012 Sun 02 Oct Nottm. Forest 1 - 3 Birmingham C. Championship
2009/2010 Tue 12 Jan Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Sat 02 Jan Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Birmingham C. F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sat 14 Feb Birmingham C. 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 08 Nov Nottm. Forest 1 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Blues's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Nottingham Forest's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Forest have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 29 matches.

Nottingham Forest's 41 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 1 3 2 7 8 6
Nottingham Forest 6 1 2 3 7 13 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Forest 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 City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Nottingham Forest Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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