Table toppers take on newly promoted Brum.
Tottenham came through their Carling Cup match with Doncaster without any new injury worries.
But Benoit Assou-Ekotto will undergo a late fitness test on a ankle knock picked up against West Ham last Sunday.
Birmingham’s Kevin Phillips (back) and Keith Fahey (bereavement) return to the squad after missing the midweek Carling Cup win over Southampton.
Gregory Vignal could return from a hip injury, or else former Spurs defender Stephen Carr will stay at left-back.
Suspended: None Doubtful: Assou-Ekotto (ankle)
Injured: Bale (foot), Dawson (Achilles), Gomes (thigh), Jenas (calf), Woodgate (groin).
Suspended: None Doubtful: Vignal (hip)
Injured: Bent (hamstring), Dann (groin), Jerome (ankle), Johnson (unspecified), Murphy (fractured kneecap), Mutch (ankle), Ridgewell (broken leg), Taylor (ankle). (BBC Sport)
Three impressive wins in three games has taken Tottenham to the top of the pile and there will be an air of expectation that Harry Redknapp’s side should easily put the visitors to the sword but that may be a dangerous assumption.
Alex McLeish’s side have had a solid start to the season and have only conceded once so far this season so this may not be quite the cake walk people expect.
My Prediction: All that being said I expect the confidence spreading through White Hart Lane will be enough to secure a 2-0 win for the home side.