FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Birmingham City 17 Apr 2012

Footymad preview History of the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City fixture

Ipswich Town are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Portman Road on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 22 wins out of 33 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Portman Road was more than three years back, in December 2008, with Birmingham City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Tractor Boys in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Wed 11 Jan Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 5 conceded.

Birmingham City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 57 points from their 43 games played so far,

Birmingham City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 71 points from 43 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Birmingham City 6 3 3 0 15 9 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Ipswich Town are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Birmingham City will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ipswich Town Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Birmingham City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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