Chelsea face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 16 of the 43 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in April 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sun 12 Aug||Chelsea||3 - 2||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Chelsea||1 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 30 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||FAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 21 Aug||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Jan||Chelsea||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Blues have managed to tuck away 9 goals in this period, and concede just the 2.
Birmingham C. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 22 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 47 points from their 22 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Birmingham C.. Away win
|Birmingham C.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Chelsea||6 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.