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History of the Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City fixture

Nottm. Forest play host to Birmingham City at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 47 games played, Forest have recorded 18 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Nottm. Forest was back in October 2001, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 01 JanBirmingham C.1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2001/2002Wed 17 OctNottm. Forest0-0Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Mon 01 JanBirmingham C.0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2000/2001Sat 26 AugNottm. Forest1 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 15 AprBirmingham C.0 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
1999/2000Tue 28 DecNottm. Forest1 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
1997/1998Sat 21 MarBirmingham C.1 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Forest have conceded a disappointing 8 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Birmingham C.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 10 points from their 15 games thus far. Birmingham C. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 30 points from the 15 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6123585
Birmingham C.63126410

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Forest at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Birmingham C. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.