The Second City Derby takes place on Tuesday night with Aston Villa hosting Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup Third Round.
Tim Sherwood’s side have not win in five league matches since defeating Bournemouth on the opening day, and with the Blues having just lost once all term in the Championship, will face a tough test against their closest rivals.
The battle between Villa captain Micah Richards and Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson will be key. The latter has enjoyed his campaign much more so far and will keep the hosts’ skipper busy. But, statistically, how have they fared?