Preview: In-form Fulham face away-day specialists Birmingham

Fulham v Cardiff City
Ryan Sessegnon will hope to get another run out at left-back.

Fulham went through August unbeaten and as a result sit second in the Championship. Today, they welcome Gary Rowett’s 10th-placed Birmingham to Craven Cottage.

Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 10 September 2016
Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland) preview: Fulham look a home banker against Blues
Vital statistic: Fulham are undefeated in their last six Championship games – Birmingham, though, have not lost their last five away league matches.

Injuries and suspensions
Ruled out: Ryan Fredericks (ankle).

Ruled out: Jack Storer (suspended).

Possible starting line-ups

Fulham: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Sessegnon; Cairney, McDonald, Parker, Kebano; Aluko; Martin.

Birmingham: Kuszczak; Spector, Shotton, Morrison, Grounds; Tesche, Kieftenbeld, Davis; Adams, Donaldson, Maghoma.

 Facts and figures
FORM GUIDE (last five league matches)
Fulham: W D D W W (11 points) • Home: D W W L W (10 points)
Birmingham: W L D W D (8 points) • Away: D W D D W (9 points)

TOP SCORERS (league only)
Fulham – 2: Cairney, Smith; 1: Aluko, McDonald, Sessegnon.
Birmingham – 2: Davis, Donaldson; 1: Adams, Maghoma, Morrison.

19 Mar 2016: Birmingham 1 Fulham 1
7 Nov 2015: Fulham 2 Birmingham 5
7 Feb 2015: Fulham 1 Birmingham 1
27 Sep 2014: Birmingham 1 Fulham 2
15 May 2011: Birmingham 0 Fulham 2
Fulham 2 wins, Birmingham 1 win, 2 draws