FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Birmingham City fixture

Chelsea are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 9 of the 45 games.

The previous match played between the two at Stamford Bridge was within the last three years, in August 2007, as the Blues squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 26 DecBirmingham C.0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sat 19 JanBirmingham C.0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sun 12 AugChelsea3-2Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprBirmingham C.0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecChelsea2 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sat 09 AprChelsea1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sun 30 JanChelsea2 - 0Birmingham C.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 21 goals, and conceded 9.

Birmingham C.'s away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 2 goals against.

Chelsea's total of 48 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Birmingham C. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 33 from their 21 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Birmingham C. Undefeated in last 7 away games.
16 games since last defeat.