Everton face in-form Birmingham
In round 18 of the English Premier League Everton will face an in-form Birmingham City that is top of the form table at the moment.
Birmingham has picked up 16 points from its last six matches compared to Everton's five and hence it sits on top of the form ladder.
In the last round Birmingham beat Blackburn 2-1 at home but in its last away match the team beat Wigan 3-2.
Everton drew Chelsea at the weekend and did not play in the Premier League because of Europa Cup commitments. In its last home match, Everton drew Tottenham Hotspurs 2-all.
So its going to be interesting to see if Everton can stop Birmingham's splendid run or whether Birmingham can continue its climb up the table.
Here is the rest of the stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Failed to score||3||4|
|Ave. goals scored||1.4||1.1|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.9||1.0|
|Biggest win||Everton 3 - 0 Blackburn||Bham City 1 - 0 Portsmouth|
Hull 0 - 1 Bham City
Bham City 2 - 1 Sunderland
Bham City 1 - 0 Fulham
Wolves 0 - 1 Bham City
Wigan 2 - 3 Bham City
Bham City 1 - 0 West Ham
Bham City 2 - 1 Blackburn
|Biggest loss||Everton 1 - 6 Arsenal||Arsenal 3 - 1 Bham City|
|Score 3 or more||2||1|
|Concede 3 or more||5||1|
|Ave. goals scored||1.4||0.9|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.8||0.6|
|Ave. goals scored||1.4||1.3|
|Ave. goals conceded||2.0||1.5|