Liam Ridgewell has warned Aston Villa that Birmingham City are going into Sunday's derby determined to exact revenge for the suffering they have endured at the hands of their rivals in recent years.

Villa have won the past six games against Birmingham – the longest sequence of victories in more than 120 years of games between the two clubs – and Ridgewell is determined that record will be brought to an end this weekend.

Having started his career at Villa, Ridgewell was on the winning side in two of those matches, but since moving to St Andrew's in 2007 he has experienced only defeat, including a 5-1 drubbing towards the end of the 2007-08 campaign, a season that culminated in Birmingham being relegated. Last season's matches were tighter affairs, but on both occasions Birmingham conceded in the final 10 minutes, with Gabriel Agbonlahor scoring at St Andrew's and James Milner converting a controversial penalty at Villa Park.

"They have beaten us several times over the years so it isn't just one we owe them," Ridgewell said. "I had the pleasure of winning for Villa against Blues. But I want to win one for Blues against Villa. It would be good to win a game against them. We lost 5-1 there once but we were in transition as the gaffer [Alex McLeish] had just come in and we were getting to grips with it. But I think we did ourselves justice last year. Hopefully we can reproduce that performance."

The 26-year-old defender accepts the two clubs have different ambitions but he sees no reason why Birmingham cannot triumph on Sunday. "They are looking for Europe – we are looking to stay in the Premier League. They are ahead of us in that respect. But we want to finish as high as possible and if that means going past Villa, then so be it.

"I think we have a good chance [of beating them] – as much as anyone. We had a good performance at Arsenal [two weeks ago] and again against Blackpool on Saturday. We are on a high and hopefully we can take that into the game."

There have been some full-blooded second-city derbies in recent times, and Ridgewell expects another feisty affair at Villa Park on Sunday. "I can't wait. I think if you ask the Villa players and Birmingham players, everyone is looking forward to it," he said. "The game will get people hot under the collar. You look at all of them, Man City versus Man United, Celtic versus Rangers, everyone gets hot under the collar. But hopefully everyone will keep their cool and it will be a good game."