The Championship fixture at St. Andrew's on Wednesday will see home side Coventry City lock horns with opponents Cardiff City.
Our Coventry City v Cardiff City tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Coventry City head into this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Championship tied result vs Birmingham City.
In that game, Coventry City had 52% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 on target. Birmingham City got 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Coventry City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that The Sky Blues have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 13 goals along the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Coventry City:
- haven't lost in the league to Cardiff City in their last 2 games.
- have not won against Cardiff City in their last 9 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Cardiff City drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Millwall.
In that game, Cardiff City had 59% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Cardiff City was Kieffer Moore (80'). At the other end, Millwall got 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Matt Smith (35') scored for Millwall.
Looking at their form, and Cardiff City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. In defence, The Bluebirds could really do with shoring things up. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on here.
Ahead of this meeting, Cardiff City remain unbeaten by Coventry City when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/03/2010 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Coventry City. They have not managed to get themselves any wins at all whereas Cardiff City have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches.
17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from The Sky Blues and 11 being from The Bluebirds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
Team News: Coventry City
Gervane Kastaneer (Ankle Injury), Josh Pask (Ankle Injury), Fankaty Dabo (Hamstring Injury), Wesley Jobello (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Coventry boss Mark Robins.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff boss Neil Harris has a number of players out of action. Greg Cunningham (Hamstring Injury), Lee Tomlin (Groin Injury), Jordi Osei-Tutu (Hamstring Injury) and Isaac Vassell (Hamstring Injury) can’t be considered.
Coventry City could find themselves up against it to hit the back of the net against this Cardiff City team who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Cardiff City at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be a close one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's (29,409)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 21
⭐ Star Man: Gustavo Hamer
Generally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Gustavo Hamer was born in Itajai, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Feyenoord in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 9 appearances.