The Blues have not lost in the league since New Year's Day, although they remain 15th in the table, two points and one position above Reading ahead of this weekend's contest.
Birmingham had a rotten end to 2019 as they lost four of their final five league matches, but the Blues are unbeaten in the Championship since Wigan Athletic beat them on New Year's Day.
Indeed, the Blues have won four and drawn six of their last 10 in England's second tier, including draws in their last four against Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers.
Pep Clotet's side are probably too far away from the playoffs - nine points - to be considered genuine contenders for a top-six finish although stranger things have certainly happened.
Birmingham have also won their last three Championship matches with Reading, including a 3-2 success when they travelled to the Madejski Stadium for the reverse fixture towards the start of December.
Clotet's side will enter this match off the back of a defeat, though, having lost 1-0 at Leicester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night.
Reading were also in FA Cup action earlier this week, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United after extra time to miss out on the chance to make the quarter-finals of the competition.
As mentioned, Reading are currently 16th in the Championship table, nine points clear of the bottom three.
They are not really in danger of dropping into a relegation battle but are 11 points off the playoffs, indicating that Mark Bowen's side do not have an awful lot to play for as the season heads for its final straight.
Birmingham Championship form: WWDDDD
Birmingham form (all competitions): WDDDDL
Reading Championship form: DLWLLW
Reading form (all competitions): LWLLWL
Jude Bellingham was not involved against Leicester during the week due to fatigue, but the 16-year-old is set to return to the Birmingham squad for this weekend's contest.
Clotet shuffled his pack for the clash with the Foxes, but there are expected to be changes for this match, with Gary Gardner being tipped to return to the middle of the park.
Bowen's side did not pick up any fresh concerns from their clash with Sheffield United, though, and there are not expected to be many changes from the match against the Blades.
Birmingham possible starting lineup:
Camp; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Pedersen; Bellingham, Gardner, Sunjic, Crowley; Hogan, Jutkiewicz
Reading possible starting lineup:
Rafael; Yiadom, Miazga, Morrison, Obita; Meite, Rinomhota, Swift, Ejaria, Olise; Puscas
We say: Birmingham 1-1 Reading
This match has a draw written all over it. The table suggests that there is not too much between the two teams in terms of quality, and Birmingham have very much been the draw specialists in 2020.
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