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Birmingham City will face off against the visiting Coventry City at St. Andrew's Stadium in the Championship clash on Saturday.
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Birmingham City go into this match following a 0-0 Championship drawn match vs Coventry City.
In that match, Birmingham City had 30% possession and 1 attempts on goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Coventry City had 3 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Birmingham City haven’t conceded. The facts show that Birmingham City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals on the way. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend will be maintained here in this match.
Going into this one, Birmingham City have not registered a win against Coventry City in their previous 5 league matches.
Proving their fondness for fruitful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the prior six matches in which Coventry City have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.83 goals per clash. Opposing teams have got 16 of these goals.
Their past results show that Coventry City:
- have not lost to Birmingham City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between the two sides. In their head to head meetings dating back to 25/01/2020, fans have seen 5 of these. That’s a comparatively high 83% of games finishing all-square.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 of them from The Blues and 7 created by The Sky Blues. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Championship match day 11 on 17/09/2022 when the final score was Birmingham City 0-0 Coventry City.
In that game, Birmingham City managed 30% possession and 1 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
For their opponents, Coventry City got 3 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Team News: Birmingham City
The Birmingham City boss John Eustace has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a completely healthy group to pick from.
It’s our opinion that The Blues could line up in a 3-4-1-2 system for the game and select John Ruddy, Maxime Colin, Dion Sanderson, Auston Trusty, Josh Williams, Jordan Graham, Krystian Bielik, Tahith Chong, Juninho Bacuna, Troy Deeney and Scott Hogan.
Team News: Coventry City
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Coventry City boss Mark Robins to be concerned about. Marcel Hilßner (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We believe The Sky Blues will likely utilise a 5-3-2 formation with a starting lineup of Ben Wilson, Callum Doyle, Kyle McFadzean, Jonathan Panzo, Fankaty Dabo, Jake Bidwell, Jamie Allen, Gustavo Hamer, Ben Sheaf, Matt Godden and Viktor Gyoekeres.
When taking all factors into account, Coventry City and Birmingham City could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's Stadium (29,409)
Captain: Troy Deeney
Chairman: Wenqing Zhao
Manager: John Eustace
Competitions: Championship position 21
🔑 Star Man: Scott Hogan
Regularly used in the Striker position, Scott Hogan was born in Salford, England. After making a first senior appearance for Hyde FC in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Championship 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 8 appearances.