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Coventry City play host to guests Birmingham City at St. Andrew's in this Championship match on Friday.
All Coventry City v Birmingham City game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Coventry City will be hoping for a better result following a 3-2 Championship loss in their previous game against Watford.
In that game, Coventry City had 48% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Coventry City, the scorers were Gustavo Hamer (63') and Tyler Walker (64'). Watford had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Andre Gray (53'), William Ekong (66') and Ismaïla Sarr (83') scored for Watford.
Fixtures involving Coventry City have proved to be lively affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 7 of those belonging to The Sky Blues. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, though.
Coming into this meeting, Coventry City have not registered a win against Birmingham City in their previous 2 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Bournemouth in Championship competition, Birmingham City and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Birmingham City managed 38% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Birmingham City was Scott Hogan (55'). For their opponents, Bournemouth got 20 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Arnaut Danjuma (9') and David Brooks (42', 50') scored for Bournemouth.
The numbers tell their own story, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, The Blues have some weaknesses to address.
Their past results show that Birmingham City:
- haven't won against Coventry City in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/01/2011 shows that Coventry City have won 1 of these games and Birmingham City 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 from The Sky Blues and 9 for The Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
Team News: Coventry City
Jordan Shipley (Quarantine), Josh Pask (Ankle Injury), Gervane Kastaneer (Ankle Injury), Fankaty Dabo (Hamstring Injury), Wesley Jobello (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Coventry boss Mark Robins.
Team News: Birmingham City
Birmingham boss Aitor Karanka has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. George Friend (Calf Injury), Adam Clayton (Ankle Injury), Josh McEachran (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jake Clarke-Salter (Calf Injury) will not be playing here.
Our feeling is that Birmingham City and Coventry City may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's (29,409)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 21
⭐ Star Player: Matt Godden
Generally taking up the Striker position, Matt Godden was born in Canterbury, England. After making a first senior appearance for Scunthorpe United in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 10 appearances.