Things have just started to settle-down from last weekend’s fiery derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City, with the Villains still having bragging rights despite being unable to win on the day.
A late equaliser prevented Steve Bruce’s Villa from securing three consecutive victories but his side remain unbeaten in his four matches in charge, whilst the result extended the incredible advantage the Villans have over their bitter rivals.
Today's draw means that Birmingham haven't beaten Aston Villa in a league game since March 2005, when both were in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/jLKdculPmd
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 30, 2016
It’s now been over 11 years since Birmingham City last managed to win a league meeting with Aston Villa, with the Blues last tasting derby victory way back in March 2005 – when both sides were in the Premier League.
Promotion-chasing Birmingham have the advantage in the league this season, as they’re sat six points above their rivals and are only outside the play-off zone on goal difference, whilst Bruce will need to maintain his team’s form if Villa are to force their way into the promotion race.
Villa host relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers this weekend before a huge clash with Brighton after the international break, when Bruce’s unbeaten run will really be put to the test.