It’s been a while.
Birmingham and West Bromwich Albion last met in January 2015, with the Baggies winning an FA Cup fourth round match 2-1 at St. Andrew’s.
West Brom have won each of their last three matches against Birmingham in all competitions.
Only Brentford’s Ollie Watkins (44) has had more touches in the opposition box in the Championship this season than Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz (38), while West Brom’s Harvey Barnes has had 25 touches in the opposition box but both of his goals this season have come from outside the box.
West Brom striker Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick and assisted another in his last league start against Birmingham, doing so in December 2016 for Newcastle.
Birmingham have failed to win any of their first six league matches in a season for the first time since 1978-79, a season in which they were relegated from the top-flight.
West Brom have won five of their last six matches in all competitions (L1) having won just three of their previous 17 (D3 L11).