Dion Dublin of Aston Villa and Robbie Savage of Birmingham in the Second City Derby, Sky Sports
CAIRO – 29 October 2017 : Birmingham City FC hosts Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon at St Andrew’s Stadium. The game is widely followed by football fans in the second biggest English city, the city of Birmingham.
The Second City Derby is one of the toughest derbies in England, and winning the derby means a lot to the fans, who hope for a happy weekend by beating their rivals.
Aston Villa was founded in 1874, while Birmingham City FC was founded a year later under the name of Small Heath Alliance, before changing the name to Birmingham in 1905.
Aston Villa has the upper hand in the derby in terms of number, as they won 54 games, while their rivals won only 38 games, with 34 games ending in a draw.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce hopes that his striker Gabriel Agbonlahor will be fit to play on Sunday, as the striker scored five goals in the derby.
Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady will experience the Second City Derby for the first time, as he joined Aston Villa last summer.
Aston Villa collected 22 points to place fifth in the Championship table, while Birmingham City is 21st with only 11 points.