Birmingham City will aim to crack the Championship’s best home record on Friday.

And if they do so, it can keep their upward momentum going.

Blues are away at Crystal Palace in a Good Friday meeting live on Sky Sports (5.30pm).

The Eagles have lost just once at home - on the opening day of the season, to Watford. And they have blasted 47 of their 67 goals this season at Selhurst Park.

It’s impressive stuff and only leaders Cardiff City have accrued more points at home.

But Blues have showed, especially recently, that they are no mugs on their travels.

The bashing at Hull City was an aberration. A goal down in only 49 seconds, another two were shipped by the 33rd minute.

Otherwise, Blues have been hardy and effective. That Hull defeat was their only one away in 2013.

The 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in Blues’ last match took them to 12th in the table, and eased fears of relegation.

So it promises to be a fascinating battle at Selhurst Park.

“In terms of the last couple of months, we’re a completely different team,” said manager Lee Clark.

“There’s been a lot more positive results, we’ve played in a way I’ve wanted to play – high tempo football – and certainly away it’s been about doing your job, being compact, nullifying the home crowd, which we have done.

“We have lost one away game this calendar year, we have done well.

“So we can go to Crystal Palace with confidence and be positive.”

Clark could have Mitchell Hancox (hamstring) and possibly Jonathan Spector (ankle) available again.

Keith Fahey made an impressive return to action from injury at the Riverside and partnered Ravel Morrison, back in favour again, in midfield.

So there are increasing options to Clark, who also has Peter Lovenkrands for the south London trip after he fell ill the night before Middlesbrough.

Wes Thomas partnered Nikola Zigic up front and Clark is likely to continue with that pairing.

Clark has kept faith with Paul Robinson at centre-half in Hancox’s absence and Steven Caldwell had to make do with a spot on the substitutes bench in the last two games, after being taken off at Hull due to sickness.

So that’s another decision for the Blues boss, especially as Shane Ferguson’s best position is probably further up field, at left-wing.

The main thing for Clark is that his side don’t now lull themselves into a false sense of security.

The drop zone seems further off than it was a few weeks back.

But in the Championship things can change quickly.

“It’s a tough one because we are not arrogant or ignorant to think we’re away from what’s below us,” said Clark.

“That helps. But we also want to be positive and look what’s ahead of us.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers visit St Andrew’s on Easter Monday and Clark will want a good result to take into the derby.

“We have just got to keep chipping away in the remainder of the season,” said Clark.

“Keep chipping away, pick up as many points as possible and see where that takes us.”

“We’ve got tough games over this Easter period,” Clark added.

“But we are playing well at the moment and are confident.”