FM Preview: Birmingham City v Ipswich Town 11 Jan 2012

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Last updated : 10 January 2012

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 8 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 16 victories.

The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was more than three years back, in November 2008, the Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2008/2009 Fri 26 Dec Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Tue 25 Nov Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Birmingham C. Championship
2006/2007 Sat 16 Sep Birmingham C. 2 - 2 Ipswich Town Championship
2000/2001 Wed 31 Jan Birmingham C. 4 - 1 Ipswich Town League Cup
2000/2001 Tue 09 Jan Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Birmingham C. League Cup
1999/2000 Sun 27 Feb Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Ipswich Town League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.

In complete contrast to Birmingham City, Ipswich Town are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Tractor Boys have hit 9 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Birmingham City see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 34 points from their 23 games played so far,

Ipswich Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 24 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 2 3 1 6 3 9
Ipswich Town 6 2 1 3 9 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Tractor Boys have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Ipswich Town Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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