Next month’s Second City Derby could be heading for a sell-out according to reports by Birmingham Live.

Bitter rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City are set to meet at Villa Park on Sunday 25 November in a match which is scheduled to kick-off at Midday.

It has been reported that ticket sales for match are going well and Aston Villa have now opened the upper tier of the Trinity Road stand for season ticket holders from other areas of the ground who wish to relocate for the match. The early indication is that the fixture could be a sell-out with many Villa fans keen to back new manager Dean Smith.

Birmingham City currently lead Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship table by five points. The Blues have a poor recent record against Villa with no wins in their last six meetings.

Aston Villa are unbeaten at home in the Second City derby since December 2004. On that occasion, Birmingham City were 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Clinton Morrison and David Dunn. Villa have won their last three home derbies without conceding. Birmingham City’s last goal at Villa Park came in April 2008.

Last season, saw both sides play out a goalless draw at St Andrews before Villa won the reverse fixture 2-0.

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