Former Birmingham midfielder Savage originally joked that the visitors will have an easy draw when visiting Aston Villa.
And the pundit continued his taunts the following day on social media.
It all appeared light hearted on Savage's part, with no real intent to cause offence. But he was definitely looking to wind the Villa faithful up!
Indeed, the Welshman referenced the amount of games he won against Villa with Birmingham during his playing days, something that appeared to cause much laughter for him...
Loved the blues / villa games mainly because we won , so glad I didn't let my team down in those games #keeprighton— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) August 26, 2015
Think my time at the blues was ...about blues 7-2 villa never lost a derby against them— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) August 26, 2015
Harmless wind-up or not, though, Aston Villa fans hit back!
Plenty referenced the heavy defeats Savage would have taken against the Villans during his time at Derby County, while others reminded him of the time Dion Dublin unforgettably confronted him during a Villa clash.
There were also jibes aimed at Savage's decision to leave Birmingham for Blackburn Rovers - and jokes at the expense of Gary Rowett's current side. There is sure to be plenty more of the following as the cup derby draws nearer...
@RobbieSavage8 remember when you were playing for Derby when villa beat you 6 (Six) nil,I do— glyn lloyd (@cabmanglyn) August 26, 2015
@RobbieSavage8 The fact you even played for Birmingham is just embarrassing— Dave (@daveatkin_98) August 26, 2015
@RobbieSavage8 u just let them down when u turned your back on them for Blackburn. Because that's closer to Wales— David Abbott (@Abbott81) August 26, 2015
@RobbieSavage8 how times have changed, now the games are not even close— Jonny Diamond (@jonnydiamond2) August 26, 2015