FM Preview: Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest 25 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottingham Forest pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Forest have recorded 18 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 20 victories.

The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was within the last three years, in January 2010, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2001/2002 Tue 01 Jan Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest League Division One
2001/2002 Wed 17 Oct Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Birmingham C. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Blues score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 1.

The away form of Nottingham Forest is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Forest have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 54 points from 31 games.

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 31 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 3 3 0 9 3 12
Nottingham Forest 6 1 1 4 5 11 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Forest 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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Unbeaten in the last 17 home games.
Unbeaten run of 15 matches.
Nottingham Forest Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.

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