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History of the Birmingham City v Stoke City fixture

Stoke City travel to take on Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Sunday morning, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 42 games played, Potters have recorded 12 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 21 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Birmingham C. was back in August 1997, over five years ago, with Birmingham C. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 12 AugStoke City0 - 0Birmingham C.CHMP
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

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. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Potters have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 54 points from 29 games. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 49 from their 31 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.612311115
Stoke City6132586

FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Stoke City on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Potters. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Stoke City 6 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.