The Blues know what the visitors are capable of having lost to them already this season - a 2-0 defeat back in August in round two of the Carabao Cup.
But this match should pose a much different affair. Both teams will likely field far different elevens and Lee Bowyer’s side go into this one full of confidence, knowing a win will almost guarantee that they finish the night in the top six.
When is the game?
The game kicks off at 19:45 on Wednesday 15th September. It is one of six Championship fixtures taking place on the night.
Where can I watch it?
Due to St Andrew’s still not being at full capacity, there will be a fair few fans unable to make the trip. Although it’s not the same as being in the ground, the game will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. Stoke City v Barnsley is the featured game but you can access the Blues via the red button with coverage starting around five minutes prior to kick-off. BluesTV will also be streaming the game for a fee of £10. Hayden Atkins and Darren Carter begin the coverage at 19:00 before handing over to the commentary team of Olly Clink and Marcos Painter.
Lee Bowyer revealed in his pre-match press conference that there were no fresh injury concerns for his side ahead of the game. He did raise the point that he was unable to say whether latest addition Troy Deeney is ready to play 90 minutes or not yet but the form the side are currently in means he is in no rush to throw him in.
Visitor’s Fulham should have Harry Wilson back in contention following an injury he sustained on international duty but Marco Silva says there are doubts around Fabio Carvalho still. Danger-man, Aleksandar Mitrovic, who played no part in the cup game in August, should feature.
Birmingham City: DLWLDW
Birmingham have only lost one game in the Championship so far this season and boast the best defensive record. Over the course of six league fixtures, they have conceded just three goals and kept four clean sheets.
Similarly, Fulham have only lost one game in the league but that came in their most recent fixture against Blackpool at the weekend. By all means they still played well but couldn’t find their shooting boots. Blues will be hoping that’s a theme that continues on Wednesday.
The two’s record when facing each other over the last 10 is as close as they come. Both have picked up four wins a piece with two draws.
Fulham boast the advantage in recent games, though. The last three games have all gone in the Whites’ favour, including the recent cup victory at St Andrew’s and a double in the league last season.
Birmingham’s last victory over Fulham came in May 2018. A 3-1 win with goals coming from Lukas Jutkiewicz, Harlee Dean and Che Adams.