Top scorer this season
Pompey: Erik Huseklepp (6)
Birmingham: Marlon King (12)
Most assists this season
Pompey: Liam Lawrence (6)
Birmingham: Chris Burke (14)
Most shots this season
Pompey: David Norris (47)
Birmingham: Chris Burke (67)
Shots on target this season
Shots off target this season
Hit woodwork this season
Average league gate at Fratton Park this season: 14,994
Birmingham have edge in head-to-head record: Pompey 28 wins, Birmingham 42 wins, 25 draws
Pompey were unfortunate to be beaten when they travelled to St Andrew’s six weeks ago, losing 1-0 to a late Nathan Redmond goal.
The sides had not previously met since the 2009/10 campaign with Birmingham winning both Premier League clashes (1-0 at St Andrew’s and 2-1 at Fratton Park).
But a brace from Frederic Piquionne saw Pompey take the honours in an FA Cup quarter-final clash that same season.
Avram Grant’s side went on to shock Tottenham at Wembley before eventually losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the final.
Pompey’s last league victory over Birmingham was in the 2007/08 campaign when Jermain Defore (2), Hermann Hreidarsson and Kanu all scored in a 4-2 triumph at Fratton Park.
That completed a double for Pompey, who had already won 2-0 at St Andrew’s courtesy of goals from Sulley Muntari and Niko Kranjcar.
Chris Hughton’s side currently sit fourth in the Championship table with 59 points from 36 games. They average 1.6 goals per game, compared to Pompey’s 1.0.
Pompey have won seven, drawn five and lost five at home in the league this season; beating Reading (1-0), Blackpool (1-0), Barnsley (2-0), Doncaster (3-1), Nottingham Forest (3-0), Coventry (2-1) and Watford (2-0); drawing with Cardiff (1-1), Leicester (1-1), Southampton (1-1), Leeds (0-0) and Bristol City (0-0) and losing to Brighton (0-1), Peterborough (2-3), West Ham (0-1), Ipswich (0-1) and Middlesbrough (1-3).
Birmingham have won five, drawn four and lost eight on their Championship travels this term; beating Nottingham Forest (3-1), Bristol City (2-0), Millwall (6-0), Leeds (4-1) and Barnsley (3-1); drawing with Watford (2-2), Blackpool (2-2), Peterborough (1-1) and Coventry (1-1) and losing at Derby (1-2), Middlesbrough (1-3), Southampton (1-4), Reading (0-1), Cardiff (0-1), Hull (1-2), Crystal Palace (0-1) and Leicester (1-3).