Good morning, gang! We're in for minimal surprises at St. Andrews as far as the lineups go. I got one selection wrong for each team, but neither is shocking at all. Jermain Defoe has been deemed fit enough to start for Spurs while Nikola Zigic has been withdrawn for Birmingham in favor of a fifth midfielder. I think they might look like a 4-1-4-1 with Lee Bowyer sitting behind a line of four midfielders. Or, maybe I'm a moron and it's neither. Regardless, it's a 4-5-1 variation. Spurs formation is extremely straight-forward. Here are your lineups.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-2): Gomes / Assou-Ekotto, Bassong, Gallas, Hutton / Bale, Palacios, Modric, Lennon / Crouch, Defoe
Birmingham City lineup (4-5-1): Foster / Ridgewell, Dann, Johnson, Carr / Bowyer, Beausejour, Gardner, Ferguson, Fahey / Jerome
Kickoff is at 10 am ET from St. Andrews in Birmingham. I have no idea what your options are for television, but in the United States, the game is available by legal means on FoxSoccer.tv.