Birmingham is in 7th place in the first places that provide this play-off at the end of the season with 23 points and +3 goal difference into law. In the last stage he suffered the third defeat of the season, 0-2 in the move from Burton. However, the home is a solid team, as evidence that has not lost in their last 5 games, during which time he managed four wins and a draw. Moreover, the games Birmingham sustained in part by the home team not only play well, but sign and goals, as evidence, five of the seven games were over at least three goals.
Info group: Paul Caddis and Robert Tesche are injured, and the suspended Jonathan Grounds.
Aston Villa is 16th with 17 points, goal difference and has a perfect draw, 14-14. It seems that there is life after Di Matteo’s dismissal as Aston Villa with Steve Bruce at the helm is unbeaten, with one draw and two wins. In the last round ticked second consecutive victory and third of the entire season, with Fulham 1-0 in a game played in the ‘Villa Park’. Moreover, Villa on foreign land evolves below expectations, managing to cross over into account only 6 points of 21 possible.
Info lot: De Laet, Richards, Tommy Elphick and Jack Grealish are injured.
Birmingham (4-4-2): Legzdins – Spector – Morrison – Shotton – Wiggins – Cotterill – Davis – Gleeson – Maghoma – Jutkiewicz – Donaldson
Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Gollin – Hutton – Chester – Baker – Amavia – Gardner – Jedinak – Adomah – Bacuna – Kodija – Gestede
‘Second City Derby’ dates back more than 135 years, during which time Aston Villa was required by most 52, while Birmingham has 38 victories. However, now it is a different situation evolves and as the two at this time, announcing the least interesting matches. Given that it is a derby and teams are on a roll, I am inclined to think it would not be surprising if not we’ll have some goals in the game and I think the result would be fair for both white.