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History of the Stoke City v Birmingham City fixture

Stoke City prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 8 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2006, with Birmingham C. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 19 FebStoke City0-1Birmingham C.FAC
1997/1998Sat 10 JanStoke City0 - 7Birmingham C.CHMP
1997/1998Sat 09 AugBirmingham C.2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1996/1997Fri 10 JanStoke City1 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
1996/1997Sat 14 SepBirmingham C.3 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1995/1996Sat 17 FebStoke City1 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
1995/1996Tue 12 SepBirmingham C.1 - 1Stoke CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Potters's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Blues have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Stoke City's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 6 points from 2 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6204986
Birmingham C.63215311

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Stoke City's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Birmingham C. Last drawn game 4 outings ago.