Venue: St Andrew's
Date: Monday 26 December 2011
Kick-off: 1730 GMT
Coverage: Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio
Birmingham will be without Curtis Davies (suspension) and Jean Beausejour (calf) but Pablo Ibanez is set to step in at the back for the Boxing Day game.
Liam Ridgewell (thigh) could also feature after missing seven weeks.
Injury-hit West Ham hope Julian Faubert (thigh) and Abdoulaye Faye (hamstring) will be able to play despite picking up injuries against Barnsley.
John Carew is a doubt with a back spasm but Henri Lansbury is fit again and Joey O'Brien is back after a ban.
â€˘ Birmingham have won 40, drawn 20 and lost 23 of 92 competitive matches against West Ham since 1919.
â€˘ Birmingham had the better of the exchanges from their four meetings last season; picking up four points from the Premier League clashes, and winning 4-3 on aggregate in the Carling Cup semi-finals.
â€˘ This is the first time in nine seasons that these clubs are facing each other at second league level.
â€˘ 14th placed Birmingham, who have lost three of their last four league games, are defending one of the two remaining unbeaten home records in the Championship.
â€˘ Chris Hughton has seen his side win their last three league and cup games at St Andrews.
â€˘ Blues have kept clean sheets in their last three Boxing Day fixtures, and have not lost in four, since defeat to Tottenham in 2005.
West Ham United
â€˘ West Ham, one place and one point behind leaders Southampton, are vying for an eighth win in 11 outings and are enjoying their best start to a league season in 21 years.
â€˘ Defeat to Reading in their last game on the road, followed four straight away wins and means Sam Allardyce's men are still boasting the best away record in the division.
â€˘ The Hammers are hoping to win for the fourth successive year on Boxing Day, and need to score once to total 800 goals in second level league football away from home.
Come On You Irons!!!