Leeds United have dropped off after a sensational start to the season that saw them go unbeaten in their first five games, winning four of those.
However, Marcelo Bielsa's side have since lost three of their last six, each by a one-goal margin as a lack of clinical finishing plagues the team.
There have been calls from many of the Leeds faithful to include on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah over the misfiring Patrick Bamford, who has failed to score a goal since August despite retaining his spot as first-choice centre-forward.
Nketiah, on the other hand, has managed four goals and an assist despite playing just 329 minutes across all competitions, an impressive record of a goal or assist every 65.8 minutes.
Birmingham have had a very mixed campaign, winning as many games as they have lost - five - to sit comfortably mid-table in 12th.
Caretaker head coach Pep Clotet's victory over Middlesbrough ended a run of three consecutive defeats and steadied the ship somewhat.
Leeds United form: LWDLWL
Birmingham City form: WWLLLW
There are no fresh injury concerns for the caretaker boss, however, and he will be able to name an unchanged team if he chooses.
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Casilla; Ayling, White, Berardi, Alioski; Phillips, Costa, Klich, Dallas, Harrison; Bamford
Birmingham City possible starting lineup:
Camp; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Pedersen; Crowley, Sunjic, Bellingham, Villalba; Alvaro, Jutkiewicz
We say: Leeds United 2-1 Birmingham City
Leeds come into most Championship games as the favourites and this is no different. Bielsa's side were reduced to 10 men for most of the contest against Millwall and were narrowly beaten but with a full complement they should run out winners - although they can only seem to win by the odd goal.