Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackpool will look to build on a thrilling 6-1 win over QPR when they take on Coventry in the Championship round 38. The Seasiders impressed in the midweek triumph, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to avoid relegation. A man to watch in the home team will be Jerry Yates, who scored his 10th goal of the season on Tuesday evening, while all Gary Madine, Shayne Lavery, Tom Trybull, Charlie Goode, Marvin Ekpiteta, Liam Bridcutt, and Kevin Stewart miss out with injuries.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Coventry dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic, and seeing that Blackpool are desperate to escape the relegation zone, home win should be considered. Coventry’s injury list includes the likes of Liam Kelly, Jamie Allen, Kasey Palmer, Fabio Tavares, and Callum OHare.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
Highlighted Team (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.