Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Portman Road on Friday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 22 wins out of 32 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was two seasons ago, in January 2007, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Tue 25 Nov||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Ipswich Town||1-0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Sep||Birmingham C.||2 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Wed 31 Jan||Birmingham C.||4 - 1||Ipswich Town||LGEC|
|2000/2001||Tue 09 Jan||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||LGEC|
|1999/2000||Sun 27 Feb||Birmingham C.||1 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 18 Sep||Ipswich Town||0 - 1||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 5 conceded.
Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Ipswich Town's 32 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 24 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Tractor Boys go into their game against Birmingham C. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Ipswich Town||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Birmingham C.||An overall losing run of 2 games.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.