It's currently 0-0 at half-time in the Second City derby.
Harry Redknapp is making his managerial debut for the Blues since he took over from Gianfranco Zola.
Aston Villa are currently unbeaten in their last nine league games in comparison to Birmingham City.
Football fans have left flowers and scarves as a tribute to Ugo Ehiogu before the Aston Villa versus Birmingham City game at Villa Park.
The former England, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion player passed away on Friday following a cardiac arrest.
Former England, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion defender is being honoured at football matches this weekend.Read the full story ›
Harry Redknapp takes charge of Birmingham City for the first time this weekend - and his managerial debut couldn't be much tougher.
With just three games to save Birmingham from relegation his side are away to their biggest rivals Aston Villa.
Here's the thoughts of both managers:
Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp pays tribute to former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu who died after a cardiac arrest at the age of 44.
Southgate and Ehiogu spent much of their club careers playing alongside each other in defence at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.Read the full story ›
A drone capturing high definition video in real time will be used to monitor supporters at this Sunday's Birmingham derby at Villa Park.Read the full story ›
Tributes for 44-year-old Ugo Ehiogu have been pouring in after he died in hospital, following cardiac arrest.Read the full story ›
The former Premier League star has been hailed after calling on his followers to #dosomethingkind two days before his shock death at 44.Read the full story ›
Former Middlesbrough star Ugo Ehiogu tackled life after football by following his passion for music.Read the full story ›