FM Preview: Birmingham City v Ipswich Town 11 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at 19:45 on 11th January 2012 in the Championship.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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