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🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Coventry City (A)

City are on the road for their final fixture before the international window as they take on Coventry City at the Coventry Building Society Arena (Saturday, November 6th, 3pm).

🔴 OURSELVES

City go into the game looking to bounce back from the 3-0 midweek defeat at Birmingham City.

Manager Nigel Pearson may be able to select Tommy Conway and Joe Williams who have returned to training this week. However, the Robins will be without Nathan Baker, recovering suffering a concussion against West Bromwich, while Robbie Cundy, Andy King, and Antoine Semenyo are still on the way back from injury. Matty James is continuing to be assessed after coming off injured against Birmingham City.

Pearson says City will have to ‘be at their best’, telling Robins TV: “Tuesday night (at Birmingham) was a game that was there to be won in all honesty. Instead, we came away with the same result as we did at West Brom, although they were different types of games. It was a lesson. When we take to the field against Coventry we have got to be at our best – it’s as simple as that.”

🔵 OUR OPPONENTS

Coventry have started the season well and sit in fourth place in the SkyBet Championship table as they relish being back in the city following their exile in Birmingham, and before that Northampton.

The Sky Blues have gaining 27 points from their opening 16 games of the campaign and demonstrated a level of consistency, particularly at home, that has catapulted them into the play-off picture.

The feel-good factor at the Coventry Building Society Arena has been quelled by a dip in form in recent week after winning one of their last five games.

In midweek they lost 2-1 to visiting Swansea City after two early goals from Jamie Paterson and Joe Piroe.

📝 PROFILE

Formed: 1883

Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena

Nickname: The Sky Blues

Manager: Mark Robins

Finish last season: 16th, Championship


HONOURS

  • League One Champions 2019-20



  • Division Two Champions 1966-67
  • Division Three Champions 1963-64


  • Division Three (South) Champions 1935-36, Runners Up 1933-34


  • Division Four Runners-Up 1958-5
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League Two Play-Off Winners 2017-18

  • FA Cup Winners 1987


  • Football League Trophy Winners 2016-17 

📍 MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Coventry Building Society Arena
When: Saturday, November 6th (3pm)
Competition: SkyBet Championship

Referee: Jeremey Simpson
Assistant Referee: Lee Venamore
Assistant Referee: Natalie Aspinall
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham


👀 ONE TO WATCH

VIKTOR GYÖKERES

The Swedish international striker, who joined the Sky Blues for an undisclosed fee in July 2021 from Brighton and Hove Albion, has scored nine goals in 16 appearances.

Gyökeres started his career at IF Brommapojkarna, scoring 20 goals in 58 games, before moving to Brighton at the start of 2018. Viktor was on loan to German second tier side FC St. Pauli in the 2019/20 campaign, as well as at Swansea City during the first part of the 2020/21 season.

He has also been capped twice by Sweden, scoring his first international goal against Iceland, as well as playing at Under 21 and Under 19 level for his homeland.

 


⏮ MATCH REWIND...

Result: Coventry City 1-3 Bristol City
When: 18.10.2014
Competition: League One
Where: Ricoh Arena

Kieran Agard helped Bristol City stay top of the League One table with victory over Coventry City.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Marlon Pack struck home from distance for his first goal of the season.

Agard coolly doubled their lead on the stroke of half time after being played through on goal by Aaron Wilbraham.

Coventry's Shaun Miller then latched onto James Maddison's ball before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas supplied Scott Wagstaff late on as City sealed victory.


🆚 HEAD TO HEAD

Coventry City

Match vs the opposition: 68
Won: 23
Drew: 22
Lost 23

The 2021/22 SkyBet Championship season so far...

Goals scored: 22
Goals conceded: 19

Championship position: 4th (27 points)
Carabao Cup: Round One
FA Cup: Round Three (January 2022)

Yellow cards: 27
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer:  Viktor Gyökeres
Top assists: Callum O'Hare

Bristol City

Match vs the opposition: 68
Won: 23
Drew: 22
Lost 23

The 2021/22 SkyBet Championship season so far...

Goals scored: 17
Goals conceded: 24

Championship position: 19th (19 points)
Carabao Cup: Round One
FA Cup: Round Three (January 2022)

Yellow cards: 21
Red cards: 0

Top goalscorer: Andi Weimann 6
Top assists: Andi Weimann and Chris Martin 2


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