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Birmingham City v Derby County: Match preview

Zigic will be hoping for goals against Derby county (©GettyImages)
Zigic will be hoping for goals against Derby county (©GettyImages) .

Birmingham City and Derby County go head-to-head this Saturday in a bid to pick up some form before the end of the season.

The Blues' problem has been consistency this season - Lee Clark's men have only won successive games once this season, and this will be a worry for Clark should this form continue. Meanwhile the Rams find themselves 11 points away from the play offs and comfortable in mid table. 

Both teams have struggled in recent weeks the form table suggests with Derby failing to record a win their last six games, drawing three and losing three. Their most recent defeat came at the hands of Crystal Palace, but Derby were unlucky to come away with nothing, after Connor Sammon had his spot kick saved by Palace keeper Julian Speroni.

Meanwhile Blues were held at home by Blackpool on Tuesday evening.

Their form has been marginally better drawing three, losing two and winning one in their last six games.

Although Derby's form has slumped recently, a positive will be the goals of Jamie Ward, the midfielder scoring six goals in his last 10 games. The Blues will be looking to Serbian giant Nikola Zigic to provide the goals after Marlon King was ruled out for the rest of the season. 

Predicted line ups: 

Birmingham: Butland, Caddis, Caldwell, Davies, Robinson, Burke, Reilly, Fahey, Elliott, Lovenkrands, Zigic.

Derby: Legzdins, Brayford, Keough, O'Brien, Roberts, Bryson, Coutts, Hendick, Ward, Hughes, Sammon. 

Prediction: 1-1

 

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