Coventry City will take to the pitch with visiting opponents Sheffield Wednesday at St. Andrew's in this Championship meeting on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday game - as well as the best betting odds.
Coventry City will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-0 FA Cup defeat in their last game at the hands of Norwich City.
In that match, Coventry City had 38% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Norwich City got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Kenny McLean (6') and Jordan Hugill (7') scored for Norwich City.
Coventry City have not been in good attacking form in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 2 versus opposing sides over their previous 6 outings. In those games, The Sky Blues have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Coventry City:
- have not registered a win against Sheffield Wednesday in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Sheffield Wednesday will go into this meeting following a 0-2 FA Cup win in the defeat of Exeter City in their previous fixture.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday managed 51% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Sheffield Wednesday, the goals were scored by Adam Reach (27') and Callum Paterson (90'). Exeter City got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
A sequence of resolute showings by the Sheffield Wednesday defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern will be sustained in this upcoming match or not.
Their previous form shows that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not beaten Coventry City when they've played them away from home in the last 11 league matches. A very poor run of away results.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 league games. A poor run.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 01/04/2008, there has been little between the sides with Coventry City winning 2 of those games, Sheffield Wednesday 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
In all, 10 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for The Sky Blues and 5 created by The Owls. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Championship match day 20 on 19/12/2020 when the final score was Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Coventry City.
On that day, Sheffield Wednesday had 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Tom Lees (67').
Coventry City got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by John Brooks.
Team News: Coventry City
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Coventry City boss Mark Robins to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
With a fully healthy squad available for selection, Sheffield Wednesday manager Neil Thompson doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
We feel that over the course of the game, Sheffield Wednesday will really need to work well to register a score against this Coventry City lineup who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Coventry City when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's (29,409)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 16, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Star Player: Gustavo Hamer
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Gustavo Hamer was born in Itajai, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Feyenoord in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 19 appearances.