Birmingham have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Stoke; they’ve never previously won 32 league games in a row against the Stoke.
Stoke have won just two of their 13 England Championship away games against Birmingham (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Birmingham and Stoke have finished level, with the Birmingham winning 81 to Stoke four. Only Birmingham v Stoke and Birmingham v Stoke have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Birmingham have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Birmingham winning 72 of their 64 such games (56%). Meanwhile, only Stoke (51%) have a lower such win rate than Stoke (11% - 26%).
Birmingham haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Birmingham went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Stoke are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 10 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Birmingham in 10/04/2021.
Birmingham have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 92 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 74 matches in the competition.
Stoke boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Birmingham, since winning his very first such encounter with Birmingham in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Birmingham has been involved in 37 of Birmingham’s 30 shots in the England Championship so far this season (29 shots, 29 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 48 efforts last time out against Birmingham (37 shots, 84 chances created).
Stoke has been involved in six goals in his 91 England Championship games against Birmingham (87 goals, 51 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 24 vs Stoke).