Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham City and Leeds United go head-to-head at St Andrews this afternoon with both sides in need of the three points.

The hosts are not yet safe from relegation following their points deduction for breaching profitability and sustainability rules while Leeds United have just a two-point cushion in the race for automatic promotion to the English Premier League.

Ahead of the match, we look back at the facts and figures from previous meetings between these two clubs as we summarise the fixtures in numbers.

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1 – Birmingham City have won one more game (40) than they have lost against Leeds United (39)

2 – The Blues have beaten Leeds United in their two meetings prior to this afternoon’s fixture

2015 – The two sides have not played out a draw since 2015 when a 1-1 scoreline was recorded at Elland Road

10 – Birmingham City’s number 10, Che Adams, scored both goals as The Blues won 2-1 at Elland Road in September

28 – None of the last 28 meetings between these two clubs have ended goalless, a sequence dating back to 1988

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72 – Leeds United had 72% of the match possession as they fell to a 2-1 loss to Birmingham City at Elland Road in the reverse fixture

9 – Former Leeds United number nine, Chris Wood, scored twice for The Whites in their last win at St Andrews, a 3-1 success in March 2017

4 – These two clubs have met just four times in the English Premier League with Birmingham City having won three of those games

83 – Jacques Maghoma scored the only goal in last season’s fixture at St Andrews in the 83rd minute as Birmingham City beat Leeds United 1-0

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35 – The two sides are currently separated by 35 points in the Sky Bet Championship table.

This afternoon’s fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm and will not be screened on live television.

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I am Dan Pentland a writer and reporter for The72 and Chelsea Presser websites and editor and owner of FAWSL Full-Time magazine. Regularly reporting from EFL matches, FAWSL fixtures and various internationals. Completed the 92 in 2015! Contact me on Twitter @danpentlandpcuk or via E-mail [email protected]