FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City 02 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Birmingham City at City Ground on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 49 games played, Forest have recorded 18 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was two seasons ago, in January 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2000/2001 Mon 01 Jan Birmingham C. 0 - 2 Nottm. Forest League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Forest have scored 10, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.

Birmingham City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Blues have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 9 matches.

Birmingham City are currently lying in 19th place in npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 8 from their 7 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 1 0 5 9 18 3
Birmingham City 6 2 1 3 8 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at City Ground for the Forest and the Madmen are unable to see past Birmingham City claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Birmingham City 4 games since last away draw.

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